Alongside the ‘Project-Based Learning’ (PBL) part of the curriculum (see this article for more information), the English team at Aletheea will this year fully integrate the Cambridge English course and exams into all grades across the school.
Firstly we believe that as well as the open, contextualized approach of PBL, it is important to give the students a functional and precise introduction to language structures, grammar, vocabulary and skills. We have chosen the Cambridge system to provide this for a number of reasons:
Later on in the year students will take the exams within the school according to the following structure:
Class 3 – YLE Starters/ YLE Movers
Class 4 – YLE Movers/ YLE Flyers
Class 5 – YLE Flyers/ Key English Test (KET)
Class 6 – KET/ Preliminary English Test (PET)
Class 7 – PET / First Certificate in English (FCE)
Class 8 – FCE
For more information about the Cambridge exams and system see here: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/why-cambridge-english/
Article written by John Riley, English teacher.