Cambridge Assessment International Education
Cambridge Primary (Grade 1-6)
Cambridge Primary, typically for 5-11 year olds, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop in ten subjects including English, Mathematics, Science skills. Cambridge Primary provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning. It enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress with two assessments: Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
Cambridge Lower Secondary (Grade 7 and 8)
Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary. They are available in ten subjects including English, Mathematics, and Science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.
The tests in other subjects are marked in Cambridge and provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. There are two Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint test series each year, in May and October. The tests cover all major areas of learning in the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum frameworks.
Cambridge Upper Secondary (Grade 9 and 10)
Cambridge Upper Secondary offers learners two routes: Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level. At FBS, we follow the Cambridge IGCSE route. The assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.
Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognized grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.
Cambridge Advanced (Grade 11 and 12)
Cambridge Advanced offers learners two routes: Cambridge International AS & A Level, and Cambridge Pre-U. At FBS, we focus on Cambridge International AS & A Level. Learners can choose from a range of assessment options to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications, as follows:
- Take the Cambridge International AS Level only. The syllabus content is half a Cambridge International A Level.
- Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination series and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent series. AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice within a 13-month period.
- Take all papers of the Cambridge International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the course.
The Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series is held twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.