Cambridge Advanced Certificate

In addition to the Abitur, Upper Secondary School students may enrol for the Cambridge Advanced English Certificate (CAE) exam to confirm professional level English for tertiary institutions or future employment. With this exam, students can determine their language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within levels A1-C2.

Offered through Cambridge University, the CAE is a globally recognised standard, and students wishing to study or work abroad in an English setting may find this certificate can be very helpful (or possibly required in lieu of a similar test of language proficiency). Cambridge English certificates are recognised by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments, facilitating access to many apprenticeships and universities, e.g. University of Oxford, University of Sydney or Humboldt University in Berlin.

In the 2016/2017 school year, our first seven Phorms students took the CAE exam and were awarded with a Cambridge Advanced English Certificate. Five of them achieved C1 level English and two even received C2 level certificates.