Advanced (ages 15-16)
IGCSE EDEXCEL, IGCSE CAMBRIDGE
All the previous levels are carefully designed to prepare students for their final milestone. Students graduate from the institute after they have received a diploma in one of the university-entry exams (IGCSE EDEXCEL and CAMBRIDGE). Passing grades in these exams would secure students a place in any English speaking university and would assure future employers of the students’ high English competence. In addition to working on improving the students’ English language use for general purposes, in these levels language focus is on specific skills that would help students cope with the tests themselves. Knowing English well and having developed a strategy to target the challenges of these tests guarantees success.
Advanced students are very confident speakers and listeners as they are exposed to a variety of accents and complex theoretical topics. They can produce long formal as well as informal pieces of writing and can read authentic English material from newspapers and magazines. They are able to make more complex projects and presentations with little guidance. By the end of the year, they write more than thirty essays, some of them revised through process writing and all of them commented by the instructor making students more autonomous to face exam conditions. Mock tests under exam conditions with insightful comments, guidance and useful techniques fully equip students to handle exams with less stress and more confidence. A* students who secure places in prestigious English and American universities are proof of the school’s hard and appropriately chosen work.
Post-graduate courses – IELTS
This is a world-recognised diploma that is mainly an entrance requirement for BA, MA/MSc, PhD programmes as well as an English Language requirement for private and government employment.
The IELTS course is an intensive course held for three months or more depending on the student’s level of English at entering the course. There are new courses starting every two or three months delivered by experienced teachers who have been teaching IELTS for more than ten years. Special techniques and approaches to this timed exam are provided to enable students to achieve their goals.
Greek / Cyprus University Entrance Exams- English
A four-month course starting in February for students who are taking English for the Pancyprian Entrance Exams, on condition that the student has passed the IGCSE. Experienced teachers at CPI have been successfully preparing students for these exams for almost thirty years.