Secondary Level 1 programme

best school in indiaCambridge Secondary 1 provides a seamless progression from Cambridge Primary – or can be used as a standalone curriculum – to develop learners’ skills and confidence in English, Mathematics and Science. It offers a curriculum framework for educational success for learners, typically 11-14 years old, with an optional testing structure.


International benchmark

Cambridge Secondary 1 incorporates internationally benchmarked tests.

Tests for Cambridge Checkpoint are standardised, set and marked by us, so provide an international benchmark of student achievement enabling teachers to advise learners and parents of the suitability of different progression routes.

Monitoring student progress

Cambridge Progression Tests and analysis software provide detailed feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses in the core skills of English, Mathematics and Science at the end of each stage. Schools can use this feedback to improve teaching, support learning and report student progress to parents.

Flexible programme, flexible assessment

Schools can continue to follow a local curriculum, to meet the statutory requirements of their national system – and at the same time, use the progression tests to enhance their teaching and reporting.

Links to other stages

Cambridge Secondary 1 has been developed to link seamlessly with Cambridge Secondary Level 2 and provides standardised tests to allow careful monitoring of progress from Middle to Secondary phases. It also provides excellent preparation for learners embarking on Cambridge Secondary 2; both for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level courses.

At the end of the programme, Cambridge Checkpoint assessments are available to provide detailed feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses.

At SSE at present we organize extra classes for those who opt for Secondary Level 1. For details get in touch with CIE Coordinator at

checkpoint testCheckpoint Examination

Cambridge Checkpoint tests are for use at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are marked by CIE and provide us with an External International Benchmark for student performance. Cambridge Checkpoint enables feedback to be provided on a learner’s strengths and weaknesses in Key Curriculum Areas. Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Schools and Parents will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Checkpoint. Learners receive a Statement of Achievement which gives an indication of their academic progress during this education stage.

Cambridge Checkpoint tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science and can be offered at two sessions during the year. The tests cover all major areas of learning required in the first years of an international secondary education.

At SSE at present we organize extra classes for those who opt for Checkpoint. For details get in touch with CIE Coordinator at