UCLES University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

University of Cambridge Examinations: English for Speakers of Other Languages

Cambridge University provide a range of exams for students of all levels. The exams that are most useful to Blundell’s School pupils are the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE). These are roughly equivalent to AS and A Level respectively. Students who do not achieve high marks in GCSE English may wish to take the First Certificate in English (FCE).

Most British universities recognise these qualifications, and they are often very useful for students wishing to continue into higher education. The Cambridge exams are known and respected around the world as a measure of proficiency in English, testing reading, writing listening and speaking for general purposes.

In the EAL Department there is a qualified teacher available with specialised material to prepare students thoroughly for every aspect of these exams. Blundell’s students usually find the level of the exams challenging but manageable and, with support and additional lessons, pupils are expected to achieve high marks.

The enrolment process is simple and the exam can be taken nearby. The EAL teacher, who provides advice, support and encouragement, usually accompanies Blundell’s School pupils.

For more information visit: www.cambridgeenglish.org