Form 01 to 03

Students at Lilongwe Private School can pursue the Cambridge track in their Secondary school. The curriculum is structured to help them thrive throughout their schooling, work and life. With ten subjects to choose from, including English, mathematics and science, they’ll find plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression and wellbeing in a variety of ways.

Cambridge Upper Secondary builds on the foundations of Cambridge Lower Secondary. It provides students a broad and balanced platform across a wide range of subjects, using learner-centered and inquiry-based approaches to learning.

Cambridge learners and teachers attributes:

Along with developing learners’ knowledge and understanding of different subjects, Cambridge International encourages the development of key learner attributes. They are:
  • Reflective, as learners develop their ability to learn
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Confidence to working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • Engage intellectually and socially, and be ready to make a difference
  • Responsible for themselves, and responsive to and be respectful to others

The Lower Secondary Program sets clear learning objectives for the first three years of secondary education

  • Literacy – First language English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Global Perspective
  • ICT and Digital Literacy
  • Second and Foreign Languages
  • Arts – Fine Arts and Performing Arts
  • Personal, Social and Physical Education

Form 04 & 05

Studying IGCSE at LPS is a unique experience. Students enjoy an atmosphere that offers a real sense of purpose with very high levels of individual guidance but without the formality of a large school. Small classes (average of 15-20) allow a partnership between students and teachers, where students feel supported to develop their knowledge and skills, to aim high and to achieve the best possible academic results. Students follow a two years course in IGCSE generally 6 to 9 subjects. The course is intensive, offering the opportunity to revise all the work covered in Form 4 and 5 together for March Exam series.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Our programs are structured around children’s specific needs. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. We encourage students to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them; which too is a fundamental approach in Cambridge IGSE curriculum and offered by our school.

Cambridge IGCSE also helps improve student performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. Thereby, sets the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness


Form 06 & 07

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. At LPS we recognize that Cambridge Advanced (A) levels are a crucial aspect of a young person’s academic journey. Choosing the right combination of subjects can be quite an overwhelming experience for students, and we place great emphasis on helping students make informed decisions. We also offer considerable flexibility regarding course options in order to cater to all of our prospective students so that they are happy with their final subject choices, no matter what their interests or university aspirations.

For many decades and counting, LPS has produced exceptional results with the highest pass rate in Malawi. Students graduating from LPS, gain access (sometimes with scholarships) to many universities all around the world, including in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond. In Some instances, Universities in US provide up to one year of University course credit to students who pass with good grades in chosen Cambridge International A Level subjects

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

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