Checkpoint Individual Report

Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Global Perspectives is intended for the final year of lower secondary education, Stage 9.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Global Perspectives is assessed through a Research Report. The reports are marked by teachers and moderated by Cambridge International.

Unlike other Cambridge Lower Secondary subjects with Checkpoint assessments, there are no written tests provided for Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives.

As a learn, you will be expected to work individually and write a Research Report that must be between 800 and 1000 words.


Your work will be assessed out of 40 marks based on this criterion:

Research, analysis and evaluation (32 Marks/80%)

  • Formulates a well constructed and focused research question which is relevant to the issue chosen.
  • Analyses the issue effectively, explaining a range of clear and relevant causes* and consequences.
  • Evaluates relevant sources, fully explaining the credibility of at least two sources.
  • Cites three or more sources of relevant factual information.
  • Presents a clear and explicit global perspective on the issue, supported with evidence and an explanation of how the perspective is global in nature.
  • Presents a clear and explicit national perspective on the issue, with two or more relnt and substantiated examples of the perspective from the country chosen.
  • Explains a difference or similarity between the global and national perspectives chosen.
  • Explains a realistic national or local course of action which is likely to help resolve the issue.

Reflection (4 Marks/10%)

Reflects on how their personal perspective on the issue has changed or developed,
making reference to research conducted and the national or global perspective

Communication and Collaboration (4 Marks/10%)

  • Writes a well-structured and coherent report.
  • Creates a reference list using a consistent approach that includes both the author and title
    of each source

Structure of a research report.

  • The topic:
  • The title (should be a research question)
  • Introduction to the issue
  • Analysis of the issue from different perspectives– global and national.
  • Analysis of the issue by explaining the causes and consequences of the issue,
  • Suggest a realistic course of action which is likely to help resolve an issue
  • Evaluation of sources of information explaining their credibility.
  • explain their personal perspective on an issue, referring to some of the evidence presented