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Cambridge English Exams - 2018

Each year the children in Year 3 to Year 9 at La Garenne work towards taking a Cambridge exam. The Cambridge exams are designed and developed to motivate children to learn and improve their English. They cover four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - and bring learning to life.

At the beginning of the academic year our students are assessed and divided into levels - Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE. The official Cambridge textbooks and materials are used by our teachers, once a week, to prepare the students for their exam at the end of the year. The Cambridge exams are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - the international standard to describe language ability. This makes it easy to see the progress each child is making in English, and for employers and educational institutions to recognise their ability when they leave school.

La Garenne School is proud to be an official preparation centre.

Exam Dates at La Garenne:

  • Young Learner Exams (Starters, Movers & Flyers) - Wednesday 16th May
  • KET & PET (Speaking) - Thursday 31st May
  • KET & PET (Reading, Writing & Listening) - Saturday 2nd June
  • FCE (Reading & Use of English, Writing & Listening) - Wednesday 30th May
  • FCE (Speaking) - Thursday 31st May


Good Luck Everyone!

Information for Parents - taken from the official Cambridge website.

- Which English language skills are needed for the future?

We surveyed 5,300 employers in 38 countries. We found that English is important all over the world. Even in countries where English is not an official language, over two thirds of employers say English is important for their business.


Did you know?

  • Roughly 85% of international organisations use English as one of their working languages.
  • Over 80% of academic journals are written in English.

‘English is the real global language and is important in education, relations and business. I am the Chairman of one of the largest Italian Bank Foundations and we are dealing with more than 100 countries. Our work language is English.’

Professor Francesco Profumo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Cambridge English Qualifications and tests are recognised by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments in countries all around the world.

Even in countries where English is not an official language, half of employers say that there are career benefits for people with good English language skills. These benefits include:

  • better starting salaries (50% of employers)
  • faster progression through job grades (50% of employers)
  • higher salary increases (49% of employers).

What do employers say are the most important English skills?

Overall, employers say they want all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). So it’s important to practise all of them.

Employers say that the most important language skill is reading (in 12 industries) and then speaking (in eight industries).


Cambridge English Exams - 2018

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