Lower School Pupils Excel at English Board Examinations

Year 7 pupils are celebrating the success of their English Speaking Board examinations which were taken last term and have reaped a crop of extremely good results. 23 of the pupils achieved Distinction or Merit Plus.

As part of the schools Spoken English programme, pupils from Year 6 upwards are involved in public speaking and the skills they achieve are tested against nationally recognised standards through external English Speaking Board examinations.

 During the summer, pupils throughout the school have been involved in English Speaking Board examinations. As explained by Sharon Owen, Head of Lower School, Oral skills are invaluable to later life, in university and beyond into adulthood. After the Year 6 examinations, the examiner reported that the presentations, based upon a wide range of topics were confident and really interesting. Amongst the group of 26 pupils who took the examinations, 17 Distinctions and 6 Merit Plus awards were achieved.   

Robin Townsend, Year 6 Form Tutor commented, I compliment all the pupils on the high standard of their work which illustrates their considerable preparation and the thought that went into their individual performances.

25th September 2011  Back to News