Cambridge Secondary Maths Checkpoint

For Cambridge Secondary Mathematics Checkpoint, the curriculum is presented in six content areas or ‘strands’. These are further divided into ‘substrands’.

The first five content areas are all underpinned by Problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also a key part of the Number content. Together, these two areas form a progressive step preparing students for entry onto IGCSE level courses. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

The six content areas are as follows:

  • Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measuring
  • Handling Data and
  • Problem Solving

Cambridge Secondary Maths Checkpoint Curriculum

Year 7

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

1. Integers

2. Sequences, expressions and formulae

3. Place value, ordering and rounding

4. Length, Mass and capacity

5. Angles

6. Planning and collecting data

7. Fractions

8. Symmetry

9. Expressions and equations

10. Averages

11. Percentages

12. Constructions

13. Graphs

14. Ratio and proportion

15. Time

16. Probability

17. Position and Movement

18. Area, perimeter and volume

19. Interpreting and discussing results


Year 8

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

1. Integers, powers and roots

2. Sequences, expressions and formulae

3. Place value, ordering and rounding

4. Length, Mass and capacity

5. Angles

6. Planning and collecting data

7. Fractions

8. Shapes & geometric reasoning

9. Simplifying expressions and solving equations

10. Processing and presenting data

11. Percentages

12. Constructions

13. Graphs

14. Ratio and proportion

15. Probability

16. Position and movement

17. Area, perimeter and volume

18. Interpreting and discussing results


Year 9

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

9. Expressions and formulae

2. Sequences and functions

14. Ratio and Proportion

5. Shapes

8. Constructions & Pythagoras' Theorem

1. Integers, powers and roots

3. Place value, ordering and rounding

13. Equations and inequalities

7. Fractions

11.Percentages

12. Tessellations, transformations & loci

4. Length, mass, capacity and time

15. Area, perimeter and volume

17. Bearings and scale drawings

6. Planning and collecting data

10. Processing and collecting data

16. Probability

19. Interpreting & discussing results

Revision for Checkpoint test