Cambridge C1 Certificate at SAS

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The history

Cambridge C1 lessons were launched under the gifted and talented umbrella here at SAS in 2019. 14 brave students embarked on this endavour with extraordinary success: our first cohort brought us a whooping 5 C2 certificates! Encouraged by this success, we enthusiastically went into round two, when unfortunatley Covid hit and lessons had to be undertaken online. Despite this bump in the road the candidates all passed their exams with flying colours and we had another 3 of them that even managed a C2. The story is, of course, continuing…

What is Cambridge C1?

C1 Advanced is a language level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which makes the certificate globally accepted. The exam consists of Speaking, Writing, Reading and Use of English and Listening. There are no prescribed topics particulary, however, most of the things we discuss in lessons can be summarised as lived experience. The exam is held externally in Hamburg and usually takes place in November/December of each academic year.

What SAS offers

Lessons take place twice a week during lunch time. We offer places for 14 students in S1 who are chosen from a pool of applicants after an aptitude test and sometimes also an interview. At the moment, the Förderverein supports candidates with a contribution to their Cambridge fee, which currently runs at about 200 Euros.

Who can take part?

This is an interesting question as the application is generally open to every student who is interested. Grades are only marginally of interest but candidates need to obvioulsy bring a good level of dedication and independent learning skills to the table. The ability is determinded by an aptitude test for which candidates need a secure grammar level and a reasonably broad range of vocabulary.

For more information don’t hesitate to write an e-mail to Mrs Kimmerle:

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