What is Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint and what is it used for?

What is Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint?

Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint is an innovative diagnostic testing service. A unique service and an invaluable tool for schools, it enables access to standardised tests that provide feedback on a student's strengths and areas for development in key curriculum areas. Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Schools will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint. Students at Cambridge schools will have a transferable indication of their academic progress. Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint tests are also ideal for use at the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary.

What do people use Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint for?

There are a number of ways in which Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint might be used. Some of these are outlined below:

  • To test learners’ strengths and areas for development on entry to a school/course of study
  • To use as a guide for setting/streaming
  • To inform learners/teachers/parents about suitable exam entries for students, for example to provide evidence about which Cambridge IGCSE tier to prepare for
  • To act as a basis for action planning between student and teacher
  • To compare teaching groups/schools over years
  • To test students’ strengths and areas for development at the end of the Cambridge Lower Secondary
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