Academic Programmes






Cambridge Checkpoint (Middle School - Grades 6 to 8)

Lower Secondary Programme

The Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme is a framework for educational success for students approximately 11-14 years old.

It builds on the primary stage, and develops children's knowledge and skills in across the core curriculum areas.

Lower Secondary also offers schools a means of tracking student progress through the lower secondary phase, with an integrated package of teaching, learning and assessment materials.

At the end of Lower Secondary, students sit for the Cambridge Checkpoint tests which provide detailed feedback on students' strengths and weaknesses before they move into the IGCSE stage.



Cambridge Checkpoint is an innovative new diagnostic testing service which marked a major landmark in development of assessment services for an international school. It is an invaluable tool for students; it enables access to standardised tests that provide feedback on a student's strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas.

Why Checkpoint?

The Checkpoint curriculum is designed to cover core content necessary for study towards IGCSE Program. Checkpoint scores are also useful predictors of future IGCSE grades in the same subject. Research has shown, not surprisingly, that candidates with a given Checkpoint score can go onto achieve a range of IGCSE results, depending on how well they prepared.

They are an invaluable tool to inform students/teachers/parents about suitable exam entries for students, for example to provide evidence about which IGCSE tier to prepare for.

At DYPIS, the students will be taking the Checkpoint Examination in English, Mathematics and Science. This shall be done at the end of Grade 8. Thus in Grades 6, 7 and Grade 8 the school shall prepare the students for the Checkpoint Examination based on the syllabus issued by University of Cambridge International Examinations for the respective subjects as stated earlier.

An in-house examination will be also conducted for other subjects- Hindi, French, Social Sciences at the end of Grade 8 by the school.