To obtain the highest international qualification to which each person can aspire before leaving URKIDE.
Passing Preliminary, FCE, CAE or CPE requires a fairly high level of self-discipline and sacrifice on the part of students. All students will be assigned regular homework to do. They also have answer material to work on outside the classroom, which will be monitored by the teachers. This effort is recognised with the certificate in hand, which is no easy thing. Satisfaction in passing is largely a reflection of the student’s merits.
The classes are voluntary. We recommend by which dates a certain amount of individual study material should be completed. If these materials are not used, the full individual potential is not reached.
The Preliminary, FCE and CAE students at the school are quite young, and the content requires a maturity that corresponds in principle to an older age. We ask for this effort of maturity from the groups.
Also within the framework of the school’s principles we ask for respect for the aims of the courses and for others in the group. We would like to make it clear that these are not reinforcement courses in English; they involve quite a strong pace. If someone shows a lack of effort, pace, or respect we will be forced to question their continuity in the group.
We send out reports each term noting the days someone has been absent from class, and generally any anomalies or observations needed.
THE FINAL OBJECTIVE
From the classes, and before registration for the summer, we do some mock tests. As enrolment is about 3 months before the actual test dates, it is understood that the teachers’ recommendations for a possible pass mark are based on a calculation linked to the student’s knowledge (especially as there are holidays in between). Teachers’ recommendations do not imply any obligation to sit for any exam. Repeating a course will not be allowed and continuation will be assessed in the last evaluation. Everyone is free to do as they see fit. We guide, but we do not decide.
We want communication to be as fluid and pleasant as possible. Any suggestions, observations, queries or comments from parents or students can be sent to Pablo Ruiz, or to the teacher of the group.