Curriculum[ edit ] The Singaporean A-level curriculum was revised for an enhanced curriculum framework dedicated to the Singapore's education requirement. It was designed to emphasise multi-disciplinary learning, breadth of learning as well as flexibility, and it aims to prepare students well for the approaches being taken in university education, and for the demands of an innovation-driven world of the 21st century. Under the new curriculum, candidates select subjects from three levels of study, namely Higher 1 H1Higher 2 H2 and Higher 3 H3.
Advancedwas developed in response to feedback from language centres that there was too great a gap between the qualifications now known as B2 First and C2 Proficiency. C1 Advanced was designed to allow learners to gain certification for advanced levels of English suitable for use in academic and professional life and was developed using a socio-cognitive approach — that is, it encourages languages skills for use in real-life situations.
The most recent updates took place in The main differences are: Further Cambridge advanced exam can be found in the revised Exam Specification.
Format[ edit ] C1 Advanced is made up of four exam papers, which cover all the key language skills Reading and Use of Language, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Candidates have the choice of taking the Reading and Use of English paper, Writing paper and Listening paper on either a computer or on paper.
The paper contains texts totalling approximately 3, to 3, words and candidates are expected to be able to understand texts taken from a range of sources such as short stories, novels, magazines, newspapers and internet articles.
Parts 1 to 3 involve completing gaps in a text i. These questions test knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
These key word transformations test grammar, vocabulary and collocation. Part 5 involves answering multiple-choice questions about a text, with candidates expected to be able to read a text for detail, opinion, tone, purpose, main idea, implication and attitude. Part 6 has four short texts and cross-text multiple-matching questions, with candidates expected to understand and compare opinions and attitudes across texts.
Part 7 involves choosing paragraphs to fill the gaps in a text, with candidates expected to demonstrate understanding of the structure and development of a text. Part 8 has a text or several short texts and a series of multiple-matching questions, with candidates expected to demonstrate reading for specific information, detail, opinion and attitude.
Writing 1 hour 30 minutes The Writing paper has two parts. Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation, and Language. The first part is compulsory and involves writing an essay in response to an input text.
The input texts might include articles, leaflets, notices and formal or informal letters. In the second part, candidates must choose one of three writing tasks. These might include writing a letter, proposal, report or review.
Listening approximately 40 minutes The Listening paper has 30 questions, which include listening to short extracts, a long monologue, an interview or discussion, and short monologues on a particular theme.
Recordings take the form of lectures, talks, interviews, speeches and radio broadcasts. Speaking 15 minutes The Speaking test is taken face-to-face including in the computer-based version of the exam and the standard format is two candidates and two examiners.
One examiner acts as interlocutor and assessor, interacting with the candidates and managing the test. The other acts as assessor and does not join in the conversation.
Candidates speak alone monologuewith the interlocutor, and with the other candidate.Below you will find materials to help you prepare your students for the Cambridge CAE Advanced examination.
These materials are suitable for the updated exam that was revised for C1 Advanced, previously known as Cambridge English: Advanced and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), is an English language examination provided by Cambridge Assessment English (previously known as Cambridge English Language Assessment and University of Cambridge ESOL examination)..
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Cambridge English Advanced is good preparation for the CAE test, taking into account that it has full tests and explanations about which criteria are adopted by Cambridge to correct the exam.