Courses - Special groups

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is not a pass or fail exam. The results are on a scale from 1 to 9. We run courses that are designed for high level students and those who are at the lower end of the scale and who need much more guidance with how to best succeed at the Academic IELTS exam. Some of our students choose to take the exam before they are really ready for it so that they feel more confident the second time they take it.

89 students took the exam in 2014

8/8.5 = 3 students (3.3%)
7/7.5 = 14 students (15.7%)
6/6.5 = 40 students (44.9%)
5/5.5 = 27 students (30.3%)
4/4.5 = 2 students (2.2%)
3/3.5 = 3 students (3.3%)


TOLES Advanced

The Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) Advanced exam is not a pass or fail exam as the results are reported on a 5 stage scale from Green (0-100) to Gold (451-500)

32 students took the exam in 2014

Red (301-400) = 6 student (18.75%)
Purple (201-300) = 24 students (75%)
Blue (101-200) = 2 students (6.25%)


ILEC

The International Legal English Certificate (ILEC) exam is a test of legal English at an advanced level. It is a pass or fail exam. Level B2 (60%) and above is a pass.

28 out of 29 students (97%) passed the exam with a B2 pass or above.


Cambridge ESOL FCE, CAE, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher

Cambridge ESOL FCE, CAE, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher.

On these courses we accept two kinds of students – firstly the students who are clearly ready to prepare for the exam and who have a high chance of passing it. We also accept what we classify as borderline students; these are students we feel will benefit greatly from taking the preparation course and will in no way hold back the other students in the class, but have a lower chance of passing the exam. All borderline students are advised at the time of their registration and given advice on what they can do themselves to improve their chances of passing the exam.

Pass at Grade A 80% to 100%
Pass at Grade B 75% to 79%
Pass at Grade C 60% to 74%
(CAE/BECH) Level B2 45% to 59% This is a narrow fail but candidates still get a B2 level certificate
(BECV/FCE Level) B1 45% to 59% This is a narrow fail but candidates still get a B2 level certificate
Fail 0% to 44%


FCE

The First Certificate in English (FCE) is a pass or fail exam. Grade C (60%) and above is a pass.

15 out of 22 students (68%), including borderline students, passed the exam with a grade C or above.


CAE

The Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) is a pass or fail exam. Grade C (60%) and above is a pass.

26 out of 32 students (81%), including borderline students, passed the exam with a grade C or above.


BEC Vantage

The Business English Certificate Vantage (BECV) is a pass or fail exam. Grade C (60%) and above is a pass.

11 out of 16 students (69%), including borderline students, passed the exam with a grade C or above.


BEC Higher

The Business English Certificate Higher (BECH) is a pass or fail exam. Grade C (60%) and above is a pass.

29 out of 33 students (89%), including borderline students, passed the exam with a grade C or above.


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