Last year, the majority of students who studied English amongst the Euro Section has taken the Cambridge Certificate.
The exam was composed of an oral task, where the pupils were in teams of two pupils. Each team had to answer some questions about his life and hobbies, and discuss about the facts mentionned on a picture on which an everyday life scene was represented. The teenagers were assessed by two English teachers from our own school. One of them was asking questions to us while the second one was taking some notes in order to assign the pupils with a mark. Then the pupils had to take a written exam, which was composed of an oral comprehension, a written comprehension and a written expression.
This one involved writing a letter to a close friend to whom you would talk about a movie you had seen, and explain why it was a good movie according to you.
The Cambridge Certificate
In the evening, on Thursday, November 9th, the teenagers who passed the exam were invited to a great ceremony to get their certificates, wearing the famous motarboard, the typical hat worn by students in English-speaking countries during ceremonies.
All the pupils there were very joyful to have passed the Cambridge Certificate due to the fact that it is an asset for the former ‘‘secondes euro’’ to have the Cambridge certificate as a prestigious diploma they can mention later in their resumé. We wish good luck to the next ones !
The Cambridge University
By Thomas Mathiron, 1ES2