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Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics and science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.
The tests are marked in Cambridge and provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report, giving schools detailed information and parents extra trust in the feedback they receive.
We hold two Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint test series each year, in May and October. The tests cover all major areas of learning in the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum frameworks for English, English as a second language, mathematics and science.
Schools use the feedback from Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests.
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint feedback reports enable teachers to:
The test feedback measures a learner’s performance in relation to:
The report on a learner gives:
The report on a teaching group gives:
The report on a school gives:
The end of series report gives the results of the whole cohort, from all schools worldwide, broken down by age and first language, so that schools can compare their own results with those of similar learners. The report also gives the examiner’s comments on the test.