Following the successful introduction of KET for Schools and PET for Schools, Cambridge ESOL is pleased to announce that a new version of the First Certificate in English will be available in 2011, designed for those who are learning English as part of their full time education.
The format for the new exam is the same as the existing First Certificate and covers the same range and level of English language skills. The content of the exams will be designed specifically for this age group, covering topics and situations that they are likely to be familiar with. By including language typically used in the classroom, the new exam is ideal for use in schools where language learning is integrated with other elements of the curriculum.
Roger Johnson – Director of Assessment and Operations Group at Cambridge ESOL explains: "English is becoming a core subject in the school curriculum all over the world, and students are achieving a high level of language skills at a younger age. This new version of First Certificate in English will meet the needs of these students by giving them a well-known, internationally recognised qualification and the motivation to learn English. First Certificate is already taken by hundreds of thousands of learners all over the world, and this development will make it accessible to a new generation."