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

What is Cambridge Primary Checkpoint?

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is a series of assessments for use in the final year of primary education. It enables schools to obtain an international benchmark of learner performance to identify and address learning needs.

For English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics and Science, Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests are fully marked by Cambridge International. The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint assessment for Global Perspectives is a Team Project. Teachers mark the work and Cambridge moderates the marking.

What can Cambridge Primary Checkpoint be used for?

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

  • To help learners understand more about their strengths and weaknesses in these subjects at the end of Cambridge Primary and prior to secondary education.
  • To help teachers, parents and learners identify strengths and weaknesses, which can then act as a basis for cooperative action planning.
  • To enable teachers and schools to help learners make the most of their educational opportunities.

To give schools an international benchmark of learner performance to identify and address learning needs.

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