Cambridge Checkpoint tests are for use at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are marked by us and provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance. Cambridge Checkpoint enables feedback to be provided on a learner's strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas. Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Schools and colleges will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Checkpoint. Learners receive a Statement of Achievement which gives an indication of their academic progress during this education stage.
Cambridge Checkpoint tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science and can be offered at two sessions during the year. The tests cover all major areas of learning required in the first years of an international secondary education.
The diagnostic reports generated by Cambridge Checkpoint enable schools to:
The test feedback measures a learner’s performance against a number of variables including how a learner performed in relation to:
The report on a candidate gives:
The report on a teaching group gives:
The report on a school gives:
The end-of-session report gives the results of the whole cohort, from all schools, broken down by age and first language, so that schools may compare their own results with those of similar learners from elsewhere. The report will also give the examiner's comments on the test.
Cambridge Secondary 1 English as a Second Language curriculum
For schools teaching the Cambridge Secondary 1 English as a Second Language curriculum, externally certificated assessments can be provided by our sister organisation Cambridge English. Cambridge English tests suitable for learners at the Cambridge Secondary 1 stage are: