Do you want to set your child on the path to getting qualifications that are accepted by universities and employers around the world?

The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Lower Secondary Checkpoint Programme develops Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge. 

It can help your child by:

  • allowing teachers to assess their learning as they progress
  • developing their global outlook and equipping them for success in the modern world
  • preparing them for IGCSEs/International GCSEs.

Children sit Checkpoint tests at the end of Grade 8 at 11–13 years. The tests are marked by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and provide an external international benchmark for your child’s performance. 

Checkpoint (11 - 13 years)

Checkpoint tests cover all major areas of learning required in the first years of an international secondary education. Learners receive a Statement of Achievement, which gives an indication of their academic progress during this education stage and detailed feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

Cambridge Checkpoint provides a transitional stage for IGCSE students by developing learner's skills and understanding in Mathamatics, English and Science for the first three years of Secondary education. This will provide excellent preparation for higher Cambridge qualification including the IGCSE.

Every year, the British Council helps more than two million people take international exams. We are here to help you at every stage of your child’s education – from choosing subjects to registering for exams.

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