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The Cambridge English Atheneum Programme

The Cambridge Atheneum Programme at the RSG Enkhuizen

 

The Cambridge Certificates in Advanced English (CAE) and Proficiency in English (CPE) are exams in English issued by Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is part of the University of Cambridge.

 

Successful candidates receive certificates with grades ranging from A-E. The language certificates are recognised by top universities and thousands of companies all over the world. In their future studies, Atheneum students will find that having a good command of the English language is required by most Dutch Universities and Colleges. Having a CAE or CPE certificate will most certainly help them through the admissions programmes of most (inter) national Universities.

 

The Atheneum Cambridge programme is part of the talent programme offered by the Cambridge English department at the RSG Enkhuizen. In the 4th and 5th forms our students are given training in their level groups (either CAE or CPE) in all 4 papers of the CAE and CPE examination (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking) for an average of three hours per week. They also follow an extensive literature programme, and they are introduced to life and culture in the English-speaking world. Alongside this course, they are also trained for their official Dutch national English exams in Atheneum 6.

 

Over the past years, our Atheneum students have been very successful in their exams. For some of our very talented and highly motivated Atheneum 6 students it is also possible to individually prepare for one of the three Cambridge business exams (BEC).

 

In Cambridge 5, the Cambridge groups take part in a study trip to Malta, where they attend a professional Cambridge language course at the ESE Language Institute for part of the day. The rest of the week is filled with cultural and social activities.

 

In order to take part in the Atheneum Cambridge programme, students will have to meet the requirements.

First and foremost, pupils should be really enthusiastic about following the challenging programme, and be willing to put in the extra time and effort.

Furthermore, Dual Language Education students should have a valid DLE certificate, and a final mark of 7 for English on their last report. Mainstream students should have an average of 8 for English and should have passed the Advanced Anglia level exam. In case of doubt, please contact Mrs. Karin Koning or Mrs. Femke Pieters.

 

Finally, every prospective student should submit a letter of motivation in order to be admitted to the Cambridge programme.

 

The additional costs for the Atheneum Cambridge programme cover the examination fees and the extra teaching time involved. The study trip to Malta is part of the Cambridge programme and will be billed separately.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Cambridge English programme.

The Cambridge courses are taught by Mrs. Drs. K. Koning (Atheneum CAE) and Mrs. Drs. F. Pieters (Atheneum CPE and Business).

 

Mrs. Drs. F. Pieters (Cambridge Exams Coordinator RSG Enkhuizen).