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A new Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint English as a second language test will be available from the October 2015 series onwards.
Developed with our sister organisation, Cambridge English Language Assessment, the new test will enable learners whose first language is not English to take a test produced specifically with their language needs in mind. The assessment is made up of three papers and tests English usage, writing and listening.
Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests assess learning at the end of the Cambridge Secondary 1 programme (typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years). They are currently available in English, mathematics and science and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before the next stage of education.
The tests are available twice a year and are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report.
We are also working with Cambridge English Language Assessment to develop a Cambridge Primary Checkpoint English as a second language test. It will be available in 2017.
Online teacher training for the Cambridge Secondary 1 English as a second language curriculum will be available for teachers in August 2015. Check our events calendar in July for details. Support materials and resources will be available on the Cambridge Secondary 1 support site from the end of May 2015.
Making entries for the October 2015 series
Schools registered to offer Cambridge Secondary 1 can make entries for the October 2015 series from 13 May 2015 through CIE Direct. The deadline for October 2015 entries is 16 August 2015.
For more information, contact us.