Friday 03 February

International Students Excel in all Directions

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Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) department was delighted this week, when they received some exceptional results from both the internationally recognised Cambridge English Assessment exams, and the LAMDA Public Speaking exams, which a number of the pupils took part in last December.

Cambridge First Certificate is one of the most widely taken of all the exams provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment and is accepted in commerce, industry, universities and higher education institutions as proof of everyday written and spoken English for work and study purposes.

Four students sat the exam, with two of them achieving an outstanding A grade, including Rebecca Iseke, pictured here, whilst the other two achieved a very commendable B grade.

In addition, 27 EAL students, from seven different countries (China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Russia, Ukraine and Spain) took part in the LAMDA Public Speaking exam, back in December, with the results coming in this week.

Out of the 27, there were 14 distinctions and 13 merits.  Whilst the majority of students took their Grade 3, 4 and 5 exam, Anson Tai achieved a Merit in his Grade 8 exam, with Douglas Syed similarly achieving a merit in his Grade 6.

Head of EAL, Guy Monk, is delighted with the results. “This in an amazing achievement for international students to succeed in a public speaking exam designed for native speakers.  I must congratulate Mrs Pip Cartmell for her hard work, excellent tuition and guidance to get our students to this level.”