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Outstanding ESB results for Tettenhall College Preparatory School

Posted: 2nd July 2015

Pupils at Tettenhall College Preparatory School are celebrating outstanding results in their English Speaking Board examinations.

Nineteen pupils at took the ESB exams and the School is delighted to report a 100% pass rate. Results were among the best in the country, with nine entrants receiving the top two grades of distinction and the rest achieving a merit plus grade.

Five pupils achieved distinction in all 21 marking categories. Charles Wynne, aged eight from Compton, was awarded an additional certificate for outstanding achievement, which stated it was ‘an endorsement of exceptional practice’.

Tettenhall College Preparatory School Headmaster Phillip Foley said “I would like to congratulate pupils on these fantastic results and thank our dedicated staff who supported them. The ESB qualification is very valuable, teaching pupils presentation, public speaking and listening skills and developing their confidence.

“This is an outstanding achievement for the School.”

The English Speaking Board is a national body which provides graded assessments for pupils. For the exam, the children had to recite a poem of their own choice, read a passage from a book and give a presentation on a chosen topic without notes. They spoke in front of examiners and peers and answered questions.

Pupils and staff worked towards the exams during lunchtimes and also practised at home.

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