Students at ISSR sit examinations of the Cambridge International Examinations board at four stages in their school career:

Year 9
Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics and science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education. The tests are marked in Cambridge and provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report, giving schools detailed information and parents extra trust in the feedback they receive. The tests cover all major areas of learning in the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum frameworks for English, English as a second language, mathematics and science.


 Year 11

(in some exceptional cases Year 10) Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) in 9 -11 subjects

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
All High School teachers are registered with the Teacher’s Support Site which, in addition to providing a wealth of resources and training, allows teachers to contact subject advisers in the United Kingdom. Assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. Leading universities and employers worldwide accept Cambridge IGCSE as evidence of academic ability.

Year 12
Cambridge AS Level courses in 3-4 subjects

Year 13
Cambridge A2 Level courses in 3-4 subjects

Thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with Cambridge International AS & A Levels. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills. Learners can choose from a range of assessment options, including Cambridge International AS Level qualifications alone, or as part of a progression to Cambridge International A Level.
Thousands of learners gain places at leading universities around the world with Cambridge International AS & A Levels every year. They are a passport to success.

CIE general information
Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. CIE international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, CIE devotes its resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

In England CIE is recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), the government regulator of examinations, to provide regulated qualifications. (The organisation is also recognised in Wales by Qualifications Wales and in Northern Ireland by CCEA.) This means CIE, and its regulated assessments and qualifications, are monitored and meet appropriate standards – whether they are taken in the UK or anywhere else in the world. CIE works closely with the UK regulators to maintain its recognised status and certify every year that requirements are satisfied.