Exams and destinations

Clayesmore has a proven record of success and offers an extensive range of international examinations. All our overseas students are encouraged to work towards internationally-recognised qualifications offered by Cambridge English.

We prepare our pupils for the following Cambridge English examinations:

  • PET (Preliminary) in Prep and Senior School: This is the recommended level achieved before entering Year 9.
  • FCE (First) in Prep and Senior School
  • CAE (Advanced) in Senior School
  • CPE (Proficiency) in Senior School

As we are an internal Cambridge Assessment English Centre, all our students take their exams at school.

Cambridge Assessment in English provides exams and education programmes in over 170 countries and has an unrivalled depth of expertise in national and international education systems, helping students develop a lasting passion for learning.

Cambridge English Corpus
The authors of our course books study this multi-billion word collection of written and spoken English to see how English is really used and to identify typical learner mistakes. This means that the materials we select help students to avoid mistakes and that the language taught is useful, natural and fully up-to-date.  

University destinations
Many of our students progress to leading UK universities including Oxford, UCL, King’s College London, Southampton, Manchester, Bath, Loughborough, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Cardiff, Royal Holloway and Central Saint Martins. Others choose to return to universities in their own country.

UCAS tariff points are awarded for an A Grade at CAE and A-C Grade at CPE.

Nearly all of the UK universities recognise the Cambridge Advanced/C1 qualification. As an alternative, we can offer IELTS tuition.

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