This week in our wholeschool assembly we celebrated the success of our Grade 8 students who have recently received their "Cambridge Checkpoint" results back by presenting them with their official certificates. For those of you that don't know, the Science checkpoint exam that our students take is a standardised test which provide feedback on a student's strengths and areas for development .
This year our current Grade 8 students achieved the highest average score in their Checkpoint Science exams in the history of the school.
Quoting directly Cambridge:
“Scores on the Cambridge Checkpoint scale are from 0.0 (the lowest level of ability) to 6.0 (the highest level of ability). Students achieving between 3.0 and 4.0 have a sound understanding of the curriculum content. Students achieving more than 5.0 have an excellent understanding of the curriculum content.”.
The average score for Grade 8 was 4.8 which is extremely pleasing. BMS and the Science department has maintained a year-on-year increase in the average grade in the Checkpoint exams (4.1 in 2014, 4.5 in 2015, 4.6 in 2016 and now 4.8 in 2017).
We are particularly proud that 25 of our students obtained an overall score in excess of 5.0, with 22 of the students achieving a 6.0 on one or more components and two of the students achieving a 6.0 overall.