What are the progress checkpoints?

A Checkpoint is an in-class assessment that will enable you and your teachers to know more about your knowledge in each subject.  This allows both you and your teachers to track where you are at currently on your learning journey. We need to know what knowledge you have in your subjects. This helps us understand where you shine and how we can help you move forward in your learning SUCCESSFULLY! The Checkpoints are made up of 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.

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 the Checkpoints.

In Years 7 and 8 we would recommend 1 to 1 ½ hours of study completed two to four times per week.

In Years 9 and 10 we would recommend 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours of study completed three to four times per week.

Please follow this link for further information on the Checkpoints and developing healthy study habits:

Healthy Study Habits


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.

Summer Term Checkpoints will be undertaken in most lessons in weeks 2 and 3 of the Summer 2 Half Term  (Starting 14th June)

Students will be issued with a study planner that includes the dates for their English, Maths and Science checkpoints. They can use this to fill in their other checkpoint dates.

Year 7 - 10 Summer Term Checkpoint Study Planners

Year 7 - 10 Summer Term Checkpoint Information



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