IELTS and Cambridge Courses

Hi Guys! Just a quick heads up for what is happening in the upcoming new year. We will all be back in school on the 4th of January 2011 after a well-earned break. Our IELTS and FCE and CAE intensive courses will re start then. If you are interested in any of these courses please come and speak to me in the office!

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Cambridge Exam Courses

These are general English exams. The certificates never expire and are recognised by around the world by employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English. The exams are held on the same days all around the world in March, June and December. Computer Based testing is now being introduced and extra exam dates are available in July/August.

Students are required to sit an entry test to confirm their level. The exams offered at GV Byron Bay.\

  • FCE                             Upper Intermediate Level
  • CAE                            Advanced Level

The exams take place over two days and consist of five papers; Listening, reading, writing, speaking and use of English. Cambridge has an average pass rate world wide of 60%. Byron Bay is proud to have a pass rate of 100%!!!

The courses are intensive full time (25 hours per week) and run for:

  • 12 weeks March to June
  • 8 weeks June to August
  • 12 weeks September to December

IELTS Examination Course

This is a 12 week full time course designed to prepare students to sit the International English Language Testing System, which is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who wish to study at an Australian university or college,  or apply for permanent residency.

The exams take place on one  or two days and there are four papers;  listening, reading, writing and speaking.  The result will consist of a score in each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) which is then averaged to give the Overall Band Score or final mark.  Performance is rated in each skill on a scale of 9 to 1. To study at an Australian University, an overall score of 6.5 is usually required.

The certificates are only valid for two years.

Students are required to sit a pre test. A level of around 4.5 ( intermediate) is required for entry.

Interested?  Drop in and speak to Justin as soon as you can!

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