Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are assessed in English as a second language, Mathematics and Science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education. The tests are marked in Cambridge and provide us with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report.
At GIIS, Grade 8 students appear for the April series of Checkpoint examinations.
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
At BIS, students in Grade 9 and Grade 10 study IGCSE syllabus and they appear for March series examinations in Grade 10. There are various subjects offered to them under different combinations.
Cambridge ICE is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE that offers a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who pass examinations in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages.
At GIIS, we offer subject choices for the students in a manner that enables them to simultaneously qualify for this award.
Group 2 (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Group 3 (Sciences)
Group 4 (Mathematics)
Group 5 (Creative, Technical & Vocational)