The University of Cambridge is among the world's leading universities and one of its oldest. It comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. The University celebrated its eight hundredth anniversary in 2009.
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The Hellenic American Union has been administering exams since 1957. It is the ideal choice for Cambridge English exams for the following reasons: unparalleled experience and expertise; commitment to Quality; excellent experience for exams stakeholders; technology and innovation; passion for exams.
Cambridge English qualifications are the world's leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 3.5 million people in 130 countries. Cambridge English exams are characterized by a total commitment to assessment of the highest quality; recognition by universities, employers and official bodies throughout the world; and excellent support for teachers and test takers. Cambridge Assessment Εnglish is also renowned for its high quality Teaching Awards, which are recognized internationally. These include the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), which is the best-known and most widely taken initial English language teaching qualification in the world.
Cambridge Assessment is the University of Cambridge international exams group. A department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organization, the Cambridge Assessment Group incorporates three major exam boards: Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR), and Cambridge Assessment English (formerly known as Cambridge English Language Assessment). The exam boards incorporated within the Cambridge Assessment Group provide tests, qualifications and associated services in over 150 countries around the world.
Cambridge English: Young Learners
Also known as Young Learners English (YLE), these tests give a consistent measure of how well 7–12 year–olds are doing in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Tests are designed to make learning fun and children are encouraged to work towards certificates, earning ‘shields’ that record their progress.
- Pre A1 Starters
Also known as Cambridge English: Starters (YLE Starters), it is the first of three Cambridge English: Young Learners tests specifically designed for school children aged between 7 and 12. Pre A1 Starters sets your child off on their language learning adventure, introducing them to everyday written and spoken English in a fun and motivating way.
- A1 Movers
Also known as Cambridge English: Movers (YLE Movers), it is the second of three tests specifically designed for schoolchildren aged between 7 and 12. A1 Movers shows a child is beginning to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a very basic level.
- A2 Flyers
Also known as Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers), it is the highest of three tests specifically designed for schoolchildren aged between 7 and 12. A2 Flyers shows a child can deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.
Also known as Key English Test (KET) for Schools, it is a qualification that shows that a student can deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.
Also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools, it is a qualification that shows a student can deal with everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level.
Also known as First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools, it shows that a student is becoming skilled in English and can use it at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes.
Also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) it is the leading English exam for professional and academic success.
Also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), it is the most advanced Cambridge Assessment English exam, intended for learners who have achieved an extremely high level of skill in the English language.
Also known as Business English Certificates (BEC), these tests develop the English language skills to communicate confidently in an international workplace and prove to employers that you have the English language skills to succeed.
Business English Certificates (BEC) are accepted globally by top international companies as well as education institutions and business schools.
The TKT is an internationally respected qualification, created for teaching English to speakers of other languages.
All candidates participating in the in the paper-based and/or computer-based C1 Advanced (CAE) and C2 Proficiency (CPE) examinations are required to have their photograph taken on the day of their test.
This new regulation is one of a series of measures that have been introduced by Cambridge English in order to further enhance the security and integrity of the Cambridge English exams.
Please note the following:
- This regulation applies to the CAE and CPE examinations administered by the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications; it does not apply to versions of Cambridge English examinations that are intended “for schools”.
- Photographs will be taken either on the day of the candidates’ speaking test or on the day of their written test.
- Photographs will be taken by Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications staff using special software provided by Cambridge English.
- For additional security, all files will be encrypted. Once the photographs have been transferred to the secure Cambridge Results Verification Service website, all local copies of the encrypted files will be deleted.
- Candidates can control who can access their results and view their photographs by providing their unique Candidate ID number and Candidate Secret Number to universities, employers and other organizations they want to be able to verify their results.
- Photographs are passport style.
Candidates who are 18 or over 18 years of age or candidates’ parents or legal guardians in case they are 17 or under 17 years of age need to read the information provided, complete and sign the Test Day Photo Consent Form, and submit it to the Hellenic American Union at least 10 days before the date of the written test administration.
- Download the Hellenic American Union Test Day Photo Consent Form