IELTS success for Bethany pupils

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Every year, a group of international pupils take an English language examination known as IELTS – International English Language Testing System. This is the exam that is required for entry into UK universities if English is not someone’s first language and they do not have English GCSE. The exam consists of four parts: listening, reading, writing and speaking, and it is designed to test proficiency in English and prepare pupils for studying at university. It is a challenging exam; universities usually require an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each part, although it does vary, depending on the course and university.  You can take the exam as many times as you want but, on average, it takes about a year to improve your score by 0.5.

For the pupils who took the exam this year, special mention goes to:

  • Nancy Huang who improved her overall score by 1.5
  • Anson Chan who improved his reading by 2.5
  • Connie Chan who achieved 6.5 overall.

In Year 12, well done to Ariel Li who increased her reading score by two points, and the following pupils with their overall scores: Christine Chan (7), Jeremy Chan (6.5), Connie Clar (7), Andy Lai (6.5), Ren Miyoshi (6.5).

In Year 13 well done to Lisa Huang (7), Terry Lee (7), Alvin Wong (6.5).

Well done to all of you and good luck to those who will be taking the exam next year!