Cambridge Exams

Les examens de Cambridge

The International Bilingual School is an official training and examination centre for Cambridge ESOL.

Cambridge exams are well known in the French Academic environment and in the   professional one. They are representative of a reliable English level and are recognized internationally. 

Exam centers are controlled in France by the Cambridge Examinations Officer (CEO).

 

Certification preparation: specific preparation for exams according to level and age of each pupil.

YLE (Young Learners English test/Starters-Movers-Flyers) for Primary School pupils

There are three levels: Starters, Movers (A1*), Flyers (A2*)

Objectives of these tests:

  • – to test the use of English in a precise and fair way.
  • – to present a positive first impression of exams at an international level.
  • – to promote efficient teaching and knowledge.
  • – to encourage future teaching and knowledge.

KET (Key English Test) (A2*)
The first level of the Cambridge University examinations is the KET.

This exam validates a pre-intermediate level of English and represents the first step towards higher level recognition for students wanting to progress to the Preliminary English Test (PET).

PET (Preliminary English Test) (B1*)
This exam, corresponding to an intermediate level, allows validation of English which will allow you to “get by” in any everyday situation. This is the “threshold” level which   is defined by the Council of Europe.

FCE (First Certificate in English) (B2*)

This exam corresponds to an upper-intermediate level, internationally recognised in business, trade and industry.

Related fields of work include: PR, Bilingual or Trilingual Secretary, Personal Assistant, International Trade, Hotel and Tourism, Banking, Transport, Travel Agents, International Airlines, Embassy work, Interpreting and Translating, IT, EU organisations, etc. …

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) (C1*)

The CAE is an advanced level of English which is a lot higher and demanding than the FCE. The CAE consists of real English and validates an advanced English level for learners wishing to use the language in a professional context. This exam is usually taken at the end of very high level studies.

Related fields of work include: PR, Bilingual or Trilingual Secretary, Personal Assistant, International Trade, Hotel and Tourism, Banking, Transport, Travel Agents, International Airlines, Embassy work, Interpreting and Translating, IT, EU organisations, etc. …

(*) Common European Framework Reference of Languages (CEFR)

More information can be found on the website http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/