The Cambridge University ESOL examinations have always been widely recognised by governments, official bodies and major corporations around the world, and this is increasingly so in the twenty-first century. There are in excess of 20,000 Universities, companies and governments which currently recognise the Cambridge ESOL exams and use them in their human resource programmes. The list of companies recognising Cambridge exams, as run at SCEC, is a who’s who of the business world with such global leaders as UBS Bank, Coca-Cola, BMW, Unilever, Microsoft, Siemens, Volvo, etc. To find out more information, visit the Cambridge Recognition website.
These exams are used by governments for a range of purposes, such as: immigration mechanisms, the recruitment and training of public servants, and the training of staff at many tiers of government. They are also used by tertiary education to assess students’ English level and suitability for further study. This recognition is built both on a history of solid research and development of language assessment over decades and the fact that the Cambridge exams dovetail with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), the cornerstone of global language teaching. For more information and a comparison for ALTE & CEFR please visit the Cambridge CEFR website.
Shafston Cambridge Exam Centre (SCEC) is an authorised Centre for Cambridge ESOL in Australia. SCEC is certified to deliver the following exams in Australia:
|C2 Proficiency||C1 Advanced|
B1 Preliminary for Schools
|B2 First for Schools|
The Cambridge ESOL tests consist of General English Exams known as the ‘Main Suite’, Exams for Schools, Professional English exams and Teaching Awards. It is the main suite exams which are the main internationally required certificates of English.
CERTIFICATES AND RESULTS
Results for all Cambridge courses are available online at the Cambridge Results website.
Certificates are usually posted to successful applicants within 6-8 weeks of sitting the exam.
To find out more information, visit the Cambridge Recognition website.
Most Cambridge closed courses for Cambridge exam preparation are conduct in paper-based format. To make the testing as accessible as possible to students, Shafston International College conducts the exams as paper based. Because of this, candidates must register to sit the exam no later than 6 weeks prior to the examination date.
Candidates are asked to be aware that the tentative examination dates are number dependant. Because of this an exam may not run if there are insufficient candidates. This information will be communicated to candidates no later than 4 weeks prior to the tentative exam date. Candidates will then be enrolled in the next available fixed exam date, which will occur 4 weeks later than the tentative date. (See published examination dates below)