The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Primary Checkpoint Programme gives schools a framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children aged six to 11 years.
It can help your institution by:
• offering guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning
• allowing teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress
• offering feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses in the key curriculum areas of English, Mathematics and Science.
The tests are marked by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance.
Primary Checkpoint tests can be offered at two sessions during the year. The tests cover all major areas of learning in the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Primary curriculum frameworks for English, Mathematics and Science.
There are two types of test:
Progression Tests are for school use only and are available whenever the teacher wants to use them. Their results can be analysed to produce information to aid teaching and learning.
Achievement Tests are intended for the end of the final year of primary schooling. The British Council administers the tests within a specified timeframe. At Grade 6 students receive a Certificate of Achievement showing how they have performed.
Using the Primary Checkpoint Programme alongside the local curriculum
Schools can use the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Primary Programme with other curricula, so schools and teachers can use the materials to suit their own situation.
Schools and teachers can continue to follow a local curriculum, to meet the statutory requirements of their national system – and at the same time, use the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) tests to enhance their teaching and reporting.