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UK universities step onto Cambridge English Scale

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Universities in the UK are updating their entry requirements on their websites to include Cambridge English Scale scores when recruiting international students.
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The Universities of Oxford, Bristol, York and the London School of Economics will begin using the new scale for student recruitment from 2015. The Cambridge English Scale will introduce a single scale for reporting results across the Cambridge English exams. It builds on the way Cambridge English currently reports results and candidates will receive a scale score for their overall performance and for the four language skills and Use of English.
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Ron Zeronis, Assistant Director at Cambridge English, says the scale has been launched to make Cambridge English exam results easier to understand.
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‘The need for clear results information has been the driving force behind the Cambridge English Scale and it’s great to see such a positive response so far from UK universities. The new way of reporting results will bring huge benefits to admissions staff at universities as it gives them a much clearer picture of candidates’ performance and how it compares to other Cambridge English exams and international standards.’
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The Cambridge English Scale will be launched for Cambridge English: First, First for Schools, Advanced and Proficiency in January and phased in for other Cambridge English exams during 2015. Cambridge English has also just developed a conversion tool which shows how a CEFR level, IELTS band score or the results of a Cambridge English exam taken before 2015 compare to scores on the new Cambridge English Scale.
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Find out more about the scale at www.cambridgeenglish.org/cambridgeenglishscale

Written by cambridgeenglishde

November 24, 2014 at 11:36 am

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