Cambridge exams: a new challenge this year
Edelweiss has always had a strong tradition for English Language Learning.
We, here at Edelweiss, have laid down a challenge to our students, to pass the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam in 1st Bachillerato. This is no easy task so changes are being implemented to face the challenge.
A Year of Change
We believe that given our students excellent preparation in English in their Primary years, we can be more ambitious with students’ language learning in Secondary. As a result 2018/ 2019 has been a year of change and experimentation which has so far yielded some very positive results with 18 students from 4th ESO and 1st Bachillerato taking the Cambridge C1 exam in June 2019. This means that for the first time ever Edelweiss will offer a C2 English course to its students in 2019/ 2020
The nature of teaching is also changing. In recent years there has been a move away from the traditional grammar syllabus to a more skills-based approach. And indeed to pass the C1 exam students have to develop key skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking to a greater degree than previously. Students will also develop their noticing as well as their critical thinking abilities, skills not only necessary to pass the exam but also essential in real life too.
This is an ongoing process but at Edelweiss we feel that both teachers and students will rise to the challenge.