After a long wait, the certificates have finally arrived from Cambridge University for the 25 candidates who took part in the PET (Preliminary English Test) on a Saturday in June. The Cambridge PET tests pupils in the four skills – reading, listening, writing and speaking – to a B1 level (Council of Europe Framework of Reference).
This level is what one hopes for after 4-5 years of learning English and we offer this to pupils in the 8th and 9th grades. Of the 25 who took the test, two passed with “distinction” and a further six with “merit”, an excellent result. A distinction would mean a “pass” at the next level B2.
The candidates had been practising hard for the exam in an “AG” since February so were more than happy to receive their certificates in the school assembly this week.