Raphael Makes College History

Sixth Form 16-18
Posted on: March 18th 2020

Raphael N English Language Certificate

Sixth Form student, Raphael N, has achieved an ‘A’ grade in the Cambridge Advanced English Qualification. Recognised as a C1 Level exam, this advanced qualification, offered through Cambridge English, is accepted by over 25,000 universities as proof of English language ability as well as over 9,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world. Preparing for C1 Advanced helps learners develop skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries and can contribute to higher education offers from universities. A key advantage of the Cambridge Advanced Qualification is that it does not have an expiry date, unlike the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is only valid for 2 years.

Raphael, who is originally from Switzerland and whose native language is French, is the first student at the College to have achieved this qualification. Having achieved an ‘A’ grade, which is equivalent to 32 UCAS points, Raphael has received an offer from the University of Leeds to study International Relations which includes Cambridge Advanced English Grade C or higher’.

Caroline Edmunds, teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) commented “We are extremely proud of what Raphael has achieved. We hope to make this qualification available to Lower Sixth and Upper Fifth pupils as an alternative to the ESOL qualifications already on offer here at the College.”

Read more about the ESOL programme at the College here.