Speakers of Distinction

Sixth Form students have achieved extremely high grades in the Advanced Certificate in Spoken English Examination run by the English Speaking Board.

There has been a bumper crop of Sixth Form results in the English Speaking Board exams with 32 (75%) of their candidates achieving either Distinction or top Merits.
Head of English, Stephen Purcell commented, We are very proud of our senior students performance in their ESB exams: excellent examination results, success in public speaking competitions and the dynamic performance programme in Arena Arts provide the perfect context for ambitious achievements in oral communication.

Twelve students who participated in the external examination received the top grade of distinction. They were; Angus Cross, Michael Finnemore, Jennifer Griffiths, Victoria von Hoven, David Jarvis, Bethany Lyttle, Matthew Macintosh, Rory Maclean, William Mapstone, Sophie Osborne George Shelley and Sarah Richardson.

Stephen Purcell, added, The students have been through an extremely rigorous procedure, working in a group for an entire day under the scrutiny of an examiner. They were tested in just about every conceivable aspect of oral communication from individual presentations to group discussions. These exams are a wonderful foundation for the skills demanded by higher education and life beyond. Our pupils have shown very special abilities as communicators.

Spoken English is one of the co-curricular activities offered to all pupils from Year 3 to the Sixth Form, and is linked to a graded scheme of English Speaking Board examinations.

3rd March 2011  Back to News