Below are tables showing the results of our students sitting the major language examinations:
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a wide-spectrum test with a score range of 1 to 9. It is used for many purposes, but Churchill House students take the test mainly for university or college entrance purposes. Typical scores required range from 4.5 for a vocational or degree foundation course, 5.5 - 6.5 for a first degree course (depending on the course and university) and up to 7 - 8 for a master's degree course.
Some students take the test at an earlier stage of their learning as a practice exam or at the request of a sponsor.
|Score Range||No. of students||%||No. of students||%||No. of students||%||No. of students||%|
Churchill House is an accredited test centre for the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) exam. This is a test of business English widely used in the Far East and, more recently, in Europe (especially in France). Like IELTS, TOEIC is a wide-spectrum test with no pass or fail. Scores are reported in the range 10 to 990.
|Year||No of students||Average pre-test score||Average final test score||Average score increase|
Trinity GESE Test in Spoken English
We also prepare students for the Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE). The test can be taken at various levels.
|GESE Level||No. of students 2014||No. of students 2012||No. of students 2011|
Cambridge ESOL - FCE and CAE
Students who pass the exam are awarded a Grade of A, B or C as appropriate. Students who narrowly fail are allocated a grade corresponding to a level in the Council of Europe classification, B1 for FCE or B2 for CAE. Grade F denotes a clear fail. The table below shows our official/recommended entries for the FCE and CAE exams. There are, in addition, a small number of students in each session whom we would not normally recommended to take the exam at that time; e.g. students whose sponsors wanted them to be entered even when advised by us that they were not ready, students who were not of a level high enough to pass the exam but who simply wanted to try it for the experience and finally those students who, while not yet ready, were thought to be sufficiently motivated and hard-working to benefit from the more structured environment of an exam class. We assist these students to enter the exam privately if they wish but they are not included in the figures below.
|CAE examination||FCE examination|
|Grade||2014 1st Half||2013||2012||Grade||2014 1st Half||2013||2012|
|CE B2||0||0||2||CE B1||1||2||10|
|Total entered||6||7||6||Total entered||8||10||34|