Cambridge Checkpoint

Secondary School begins from the age of 11. Students in Years 7 to 9, follow a course of study which provides a broad and balanced range of learning experiences.

The student schedule divides teaching hours across disciplines as follows:

  • Mathematics and English: 4 hours per week
  • Science, Humanities and Modern Languages 3 hours per week
  • Performing Arts 2 hours per week
  • Art, ICT and Physical Education 1.5 hours per week
  • PSHE and Library 30 min every two weeks.

Students follow all courses and choose one Modern Language from French, Spanish or Turkish..

In Years 7 to 9 students are assessed regularly throughout the year in a variety of ways including homework, class projects, practical work and unit tests.

In May all students sit an internal examination in all subjects studied. Year 7 , 8 and 9 complete Cambridge progression tests and the Year 9 students also take the Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations for English, Mathematics and Science,. THe progression tests and checkpoint examinations provide detailed feedback on the students’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to post-age 14 qualifications.

At the end of each trimester all students receive a report card containing a percentage grade and a comment for every subject studied.

In the second trimester of Year 9 students are guided to make decisions concerning the courses they will pursue from Year 10.