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Cambridge Assessment International Education examinations and qualifications


Cambridge Assessment International Education examinations and qualifications

  • Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and Lower Secondary Checkpoint Examinations are a series of English as a Second Language, Mathematics and Science assessments, completed by Cambridge School of Constanta students at the end of their Grade 6 and Grade 8 academic years. These examinations are marked by Cambridge International and allow for a comprehensive understanding of a student’s capabilities and academic performance, when compared to an international benchmark. Each students receives a learner report, reflecting their scores, so that strengths and weaknesses may be identified and addressed within the next educational stage.
  • Cambridge IGCSE Examinations consist of a combination of either written, oral and coursework components, and are taken in order for students to obtain their Cambridge International Certificate in Education (ICE). Aimed at students from 14 to 16 years of age, the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offered at Cambridge School of Constanta offers a number of subjects and learning paths, to best support students with a variety of different aptitudes and interests. The choice between core and extended syllabuses in some key subjects also supports the advancement of students with a range of abilities, with all students benefiting from improved creative, critical thinking, and analysis skills.
  • Cambridge AS Level and A Level Examinations are taken by students during Grade 11 and Grade 12, with two exam series available each year. The successful completion of set requirements at AS and A Level, allow students to complete the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma. A Level examinations are recognised worldwide and provide students with the foundation they require for a successful university career, as they enhance their understanding of subject specific theoretical content, and critical thinking skills. Graduates who successfully complete their A Level studies are accepted by universities throughout Europe, and further abroad, each year.


Exams and certificates in language skills

Cambridge School of Constanta’s partnership with Cambridge Assessment International Education was extended in 2011, through the British Council Romania, with the school becoming a test centre for YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE and IELTS language proficiency exams.

  • YLE (Young Learners Examinations) are Cambridge tests for children between 7 and 12 years old, offered at three levels of difficulty: Starters, Movers and Flyers. These tests reward children’s efforts to learn English and are an ideal way of introducing them to the requirements of an international examination. The Movers and Flyers exams can be equated with the language proficiency assessment tests, in the entrance exams for bilingual schools, if they are passed with A1 and A2.
  • KETfs (Cambridge English: Key English Test for schools) is the first level of general English examination in the Cambridge English suite. This certificate demonstrates that the student has the basic knowledge required to be able to communicate in English, in everyday situations. The content is specially designed for the students’ interests and experiences. This exam can replace the language proficiency admission exam for Grade 9, in the high schools that require proof of English language ability for admittance, if passed with a minimum of A2.
  • PETfs (Preliminary English Test for schools) proves that students can communicate in English, in practical, everyday situations. This exam is recognised as being equivalent to the language proficiency test in high school admission exams, if passed with a minimum of A2 and the English language proficiency exam in the Romanian baccalaureate, if passed with a minimum of B1.
  • FCEfs (First Certificate for schools) This General English language examination shows that student can speak in English well enough to study in an English language environment. This exam can replace the admission exam for Grade 9 in those high schools that have such a requirement, if taken with B2 and the English exam in the Romanian Baccalaureate.
  • CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English) is an English language exam which  corresponds to level C1 and can replace the language proficiency test for admission to bilingual and intensive high schools, as well as the English language proficiency test in the Romanian Baccalaureate.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the most popular English language test in the world, with more than 2 million IELTS tests taken each year. Taking an IELTS exam gives students certain advantages, as it helps them to develop the English language skills required to study, work and live anywhere in the world. More than 9,000 organisations worldwide accept the IELTS test, including academic, governmental and employment institutions. IELTS is the only English language test accepted for emigration in all English-speaking countries.