Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint

The Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint is a set of exams used to evaluate students at the conclusion of the Cambridge Lower Secondary program. It allows schools to establish a global standard of student performance in order to detect and solve learning gaps.

Cambridge International fully marks Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests in English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, and Science. For Global Perspectives, the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint evaluation is a separate Research Report. Cambridge moderates the marking of the work, which is done by the teachers.

What can you do with the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint?
The Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint can be used in a variety of ways. The following are a few of them:
● At the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary and prior to upper secondary education, to assist students in better understanding their strengths and shortcomings.
● To assist teachers, parents, and students in identifying their strengths and shortcomings, which can then be used to plan joint action.
● Teachers and schools will be able to assist students in making the most of their educational possibilities.
● To provide schools with a global benchmark of student achievement in order to detect and solve learning needs.

Cambridge International marks the tests for English as a first or second language, mathematics, and science. Students in the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Global Perspectives program write a research report that is graded by teachers and moderated by Cambridge International.

Reports on customer feedback
Schools use the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint feedback to make strategic decisions, drawing on a wealth of data and specialized reporting tools incorporated into the assessments. The reports can be used to:
● Individualize learning programs, track group, and individual progress, and compare the results of all students taking examinations during that session.
● Manage learning programs within schools and as students transfer between schools.

Report from a student
The learner’s report contains the following information:
● The score for the whole subject
● The score for each main topic/skill
● list of the questions (and the sub-topics/skills) where the candidate’s performance was particularly strong or particularly weak
● Statement of achievement.

School report
The report on a school provides:
● An average score for the whole subject
● An average score for each main topic/skill
● A list of subtopics/skills with comments on the performance of the learners.

Report on the conclusion of the series
The end-of-series report presents the results of the entire cohort, broken down by age and first language, from all schools globally, so that schools can compare their own achievements to those of similar learners.
The examiner’s remarks on the test are also included in the report.