“Cambridge Checkpoint tests, together with the progress checks, give schools, teachers, parents and pupils an educational tool to monitor the educational progress of pupils in multiple subjects.”Stedelijk College, The Netherlands
Cambridge Secondary 1 sets clear objectives for the first three years of secondary education in English, Mathematics and Science, providing a natural progression from Cambridge Primary. In addition, Cambridge ICT Starters develops key skills in Information and Communication Technology.
Cambridge Secondary 1 provides an optional testing structure to assess learning, compare individuals and classes, and report progress to learners and parents. Schools can also use Cambridge Checkpoint to assess learning at the end of the Cambridge Secondary 1 stage.
Cambridge Secondary 1, offers a flexible curriculum with integrated assessment. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Primary but it is not essential to have completed Cambridge Primary before beginning Cambridge Secondary 1. Typically for 11-14 year olds, Cambridge Secondary 1 develops learners' skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science for the first three years of secondary education and provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Secondary 2 and qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE.
A wide range of teaching and learning resources aid the planning and delivery of the programme. These include curriculum frameworks, teaching schemes, recommended textbooks and workbooks, teacher training events and Professional Development Qualifications.
Cambridge offers a range of community activities for schools including events for Cambridge school leaders and teacher training courses. In addition, the Cambridge Lower Secondary support website brings teachers around the world together to share ideas and best practice.