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What is Cambridge Checkpoint and what is it used for?

What is Cambridge Checkpoint?

Cambridge 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 Checkpoint. Students at Cambridge schools will have a transferable indication of their academic progress. Cambridge Checkpoint tests are also ideal for use at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1.

What do people use Cambridge Checkpoint for?

There are a number of ways in which Cambridge 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 Secondary 1
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