Cambridge Secondary 1 Mathematics
Curriculum outline
Cambridge Secondary 1 combines a worldclass curriculum with highquality support for teachers and integrated assessment. The curriculum is dedicated to helping schools develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Cambridge Secondary 1 develops skills and understanding in English (including English as a Second Language), Mathematics and Science for learners typically aged 11–14.
The curriculum frameworks for each subject for Cambridge Secondary 1 are organised into three stages corresponding to the first three years of secondary education. They reflect the teaching target for each year group and provide comprehensive learning objectives. For Cambridge Secondary 1 Mathematics, the curriculum is presented in six content areas or ‘strands’. These are further divided into ‘substrands’. The six strands and substrands are:
Number
Algebra
Geometry
Measure
Handling data
Problem solving

The first five content areas are all underpinned by Problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also a key part of the Number content. Together, these two areas form a progressive step preparing students for entry onto IGCSE level courses. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Stage 7
Strand: Number Integers, powers and roots
Place value, ordering and rounding
Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion

Calculation Mental strategies
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division

Stage 9
Strand: Number Integers, powers and roots
Place value, ordering and rounding
Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion

Calculation Mental strategies
Multiplication and division

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