Wycherley is the first International School to offer a complete Cambridge experience right from Year 1 to Year 13. For the second consecutive year, Wycherley has just successfully conducted these Checkpoint Examinations for Grade 8 and Grade 5 from April 20th 2012 up to the 27th of April 2012.
Cambridge Primary is an Education Programme for young learners. It combines a world class curriculum, with regular assessments and has been perfectly developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations or CIE. It is being used in Primary Schools in many parts of the globe. Cambridge Primary which is from UKG (Year 1) up to Grade 5 (Year 6), lays emphasis on and covers English, Mathematics and Science. The Primary Checkpoint Examination comes in at Grade 5 and is a new testing service to help students to learn, by eventually giving them a comprehensive feed back on their strengths and weaknesses in these key areas. These test papers are marked in Cambridge, which releases the feed back to the schools. They receive a Statement of Achievement and a detailed awareness of their performance.
Cambridge Secondary 1 is used for the students of Grade 6 (Year 7) up to Grade 8 (Year 9) and has also been developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). It is used in many Secondary Schools globally. This learning programme also covers English, Mathematics and Science and provides curriculum frameworks and assessments for each subject. It starts the learners on a journey in education for the first years of the secondary school and thereby preparing them for a smooth transition to Cambridge Secondary 2 and beyond.
The Checkpoint Examinations for Secondary 1 come in at Grade 8 where the test papers are marked in Cambridge and each student gets a Statement of Achievement as a diagnostic report. These examinations at Grade 5 and Grade 8 help the school to assess the student’s strengths and weaknesses, apart from that of the class groups.
The Checkpoint scores of 5.0 to 6.0 indicate an excellent performance while 0.0 to 1.0 shows very poor performance. These scores help the parents and the teachers to evaluate the performance of the students as well as the teaching processes of the staff.
The Checkpoint Examination tests the skills and knowledge within the parameters of a particular stage, be it at Grade 5 or Grade 8.
The students as well as the teachers at Wycherley have worked very diligently and relentlessly in the teaching and learning process towards these examinations. These Checkpoint scores are excellent predictors of students ratings. We are confident that as over the past 27 years, Wycherley students will do their Alma Mater proud, coming out with flying colours, as always, when the results are released.