FCE - First Certificate of English - prachtige resultaten

Geplaatst op 18-07-2019

Met trots kan ik meedelen dat dit jaar onze leerlingen een geweldig resultaat hebben behaald bij het FCE, het eerste officiële Engelse certificaat dat wij op Werenfridus mogen uitgeven. In april hebben leerlingen van klas 2 t-vwo en klas 3 t-havo het examen gedaan. Dit onder zeer strenge begeleiding door de British Council, hetgeen voor wat extra stress zorgt bij leerlingen, docenten en ouders. Gelukkig was er tijd om voorafgaand aan het examen nog een oefenexamen te doen. Er is hard gewerkt om dit mooie resultaat te behalen, zowel door leerlingen als door hun docenten. Op 11 juli was er een feestelijke uitreiking van de behaalde certificaten in ons prachtige theater. Hierbij wil ik al onze leerlingen van harte feliciteren met het behaalde certificaat. 

Anne Marttin
Conrector t-vwo

Bovenstaande is een korte samenvatting van de oorspronkelijke tekst die is geschreven door Sue Corrigan. Zij is docent Engels op Werenfridus en betrokken bij de organisatie van het FCE.

 

First Certificate of English

Werenfridus is extremely proud to announce that the vast majority of second year VWO bi-lingual programme and the third year bi-lingual Havo students received their official Cambridge First Certificate on Thursday afternoon. Students who did not pass, were awarded a B1 certificate, which is also shows that they have worked hard and studied English to a good level.

The First Certificate qualification proves that a student’s language level is at B2 level and shows that they have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country. Or perhaps, more relevant to our students, it means that they can study on courses taught in English. Passing the First Cambridge Exam is a requirement for continuing in the bi-lingual stream at Werenfridus as it proves your language level is at the required B2 standard.

After the first year in the bi-lingual Brugklas, our students are usually all confident enough in using English in the classroom and have increased their vocabulary and grammar. The exam is a logical step from going from this preliminary English to being able to take the C1 Cambridge advanced exam in the fourth (T-VWO) and fifth year (T-Havo). 

It is quite unusual to sit this exam in the second year of school and the English Department recognise that it is only possible with real commitment and hard work. The exams were sat over two days back in April and included speaking, writing, reading and use of English and listening exams carried out under strict guidelines by the British Council, all very stressful for students, teachers and their parents. Luckily everyone was able to sit a ‘mock exam’ to help them prepare for the real thing! And as the bi-lingual students will testify, with Cambridge exams it is all about practice, practice and more practice!

Sue Corrigan 

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