Cambridge English results
This year, we launched the Cambridge Assessment English B2 First qualification at Sexey’s School, providing our international boarding students with the opportunity to prove that their language skills allow them to live and work independently in an English-speaking country, or to study on courses taught in English. This accreditation supports further studies in the UK should students wish to undertake them.
Thirteen students from Years 7 to 11 took the examination on Saturday 3rd July 2021, comprising four parts: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Four of the 13 students achieved the B2 First certificate in English pass, with a further six achieving a Level B1 certificate.
Commenting, Mr Ross Dalzell, Deputy Head, said, “We are immensely proud of how our international students conducted themselves during this inaugural year of running this qualification assessment. It has been a very difficult year for the students with Covid-19, and they worked hard on revising for this exam on top of their other school studies. Congratulations to all of them for achieving so highly.”
Top students were Julius Blank and Sofia Torredemer Gonzalez, who narrowly missed achieving a Grade A pass (demonstrating ability at Level C1), which is an incredible achievement. A mention should also be made to Julius Blank and Julian Mellembakken, who achieved maximum scores for their speaking tests.
In providing these qualifications, we are delighted to be working alongside the authorised exam centre, Wessex Outreach, which is based in Paignton, Devon. We share their commitment to make the most valuable English qualifications in the world more accessible to school age International Students. The Wessex Outreach team delivered the examination on 3rd July 2021. The centre was inspected on the day of examination by Cambridge English and we are delighted the inspector awarded the Wessex Outreach exam centre an excellent rating.
Commenting, Mr Westgate, Wessex Outreach Centre Exams Manager, said: “We would like to congratulate the students on their tremendous results and look forward to collaborating on future English exams for Sexey’s School’s international students.”
Sexey’s School will continue to develop and support students who wish to take this examination, with details to be sent to qualifying students in the Autumn term.