Cambridge Checkpoint tests are for use at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are marked by CAIE and provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance.
Cambridge Checkpoint enables feedback to be provided on a student'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 at international schools will have a transferable indication of their academic progress.
Cambridge Checkpoint tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science can be offered at two sessions during the year. The tests cover all major areas of learning required in the first year of an international secondary education. These topics/skills and sub-topics/skills provide the framework for feedback on each learner.
Cambridge Secondary 2
Cambridge Secondary 2 is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level.
Cambridge Secondary 2 builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.
GCE O Level
whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process. The curriculum also enables teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant in various regions. The Cambridge O Level curriculum emphasise on broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects. The curriculum develops learners' skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving and is structured so that learners attain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. In some parts of the world, schools use Cambridge O Level as an international alternative to the local government's examination. Universities in many countries, including Canada and the USA, will admit learners on the basis of their Cambridge O Level performances alone.
Cambridge O Levels are normally taken after completing the two-year course and a variety of methods including written, practical and oral are used to assess learners. Learner performance is benchmarked using five internationally recognised grades (A-E). Grade A is awarded for the highest level of achievement, and grade E indicates minimum satisfactory performance. CAIE runs two sessions for Cambridge O Level - May/June and October/November, although some subjects are only available in May/June or October/November.
Cambridge Secondary 2 forms part of the Cambridge International Education offering routes candidates can follow from post-kindergarten stage through to university entrance. Cambridge's provision also includes first-class support for teachers through publications, online resources, training, workshops and professional development.
Cambridge O Level is an internationally recognised qualification equivalent to Cambridge IGCSE and UK GCSE. Cambridge O Level provides learners with excellent preparation for academic progression to Cambridge Advanced as well as other progression routes.
We designed Cambridge O Level for an international audience. It is sensitive to the needs of different countries and for learners whose first language may not be English. This is acknowledged during the assessment process.
In some countries, schools use Cambridge O Level as an international alternative or addition to the local government's examination.
The Cambridge O Level curriculum enables teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant wherever you teach it. You can choose from more than 40 subjects in any combination.
The Cambridge O Level curriculum emphasises broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects. It develops learners' skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving and is structured so they build practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
Cambridge O Levels develop learner knowledge, understanding and skills in :
• Subject content
• Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
• Intellectual enquiry
• Flexibility and responsiveness to change
• Working and communicating in English
• Influencing outcomes
• Cultural awareness.
Cambridge Advanced is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge International AS and A Level, and Cambridge Pre-U.
Cambridge Advanced builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 2, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.
International AS Level as a qualification in its own right or as a stage on the way to Cambridge International A Level. Learners can study Cambridge International AS Level alongside other subjects to increase breadth in the curriculum and build further knowledge and understanding to other subjects they are studying at Cambridge International A Level.