What are the progress checkpoints?

In-class tests are a mix of multiple choice, short, medium and long-answer questions that test pupils' knowledge of what they have been taught that term, and since the beginning of the year.


Checkpoints Launch Autumn Term 7&8

Checkpoints Launch Autumn Term 9&10


What to revise?

Most Curriculum Areas highlight the students' exercise books as the most important tool for revision purposes. The tests are predominantly on what has been covered over the past term although content of the test builds up over the academic year. It is also worth referring to the 'Frameworks For Learning' for further information.

The CHS Solutions Section of the school website contains a wealth of revision resources for each year group (N.B. these sections are currently under construction, so not all links or resources may be available. We are working to have these fully functional as soon as possible).

Home Study

Home Study is revision for tests. Please follow this link for further information 

Home Study

Online Learning - Seneca and GCSEPod

Students have access to our online revision and homework platforms which contain lots of really useful revision materials.


Feedback from the tests

Students should receive feedback from two sources. Firstly, they will receive a raw score which tells them how many marks they have gained; this will be supported by some analysis of how they have done in particular areas, with strengths highlighted along with specific areas for developments.

Secondly, we will send home short reports with Progress Statements on which are a comparison of how students have done compared to students with a similar starting point. These are useful to see how well students are progressing and also how much effort is being made in each subject area.

What we do with the results

The Progress Checkpoints generate information on how the students are doing in the subject. The results are one of many contributing factors to setting and set movements.

Years 7 and 8 will not have Spring Term Checkpoints. They will have ongoing diagnostic assessment in their lesson time.

Years 9 and 10 will have Spring Term Checkpoints in most of their lessons in week 2 of the Spring 2 Half Term  (Starting 1st march)


Spring Term Checkpoint Information



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