We´re offsetting our carbon footprint

January marks not only the beginning of a new year, but also the start of our 5th full year as an authorised exam centre for Cambridge English Assessment.  We are extremely proud of what we have achieved in this time and are ready for coming challenges.

From the very start we have worked hard to bring innovation to the system of Cambridge English exams, especially with the introduction of computer-based testing. This has been an enormous success and now almost a quarter of our candidates sit their exams on the computer. Paper based exams, however, continue to be the most popular way to take a Cambridge English exam and we have recently started thinking about the impact that this has on resources and the climate.

We estimate that in exams alone we consume over 100,000 sheets of paper per year, only some of which are sent back to Cambridge for marking. According to security regulations, the rest are destroyed and recycled within 48 hours of the exam day. As we have been seeing this happen on a more regular basis, we have realised that it is time for us to give something back and try to offset this use of our natural resources.

So from January of this year, we have partnered with Mossy Earth, an organisation that is extremely active in Portugal and around the world, to support tree planting and restoration of ecosystems while offsetting our carbon footprint as a business. In this first year we will be contributing to the planting of tress that will offset our paper use for the last 5 years.  By our calculations, we will also be starting to offset our carbon footprint from the travelling that we have done since we started and the transport of materials to and from the UK.

As we move through 2019, we will be posting more updates on this and we will continue to give our fullest attention to our impact as we continue our exams work. We believe that this is the right thing to do and are happy that we are able to give something back. Our promise is that by sitting a Cambridge English exam with English Exam Centre our candidates can be sure that they are not only working towards the best English qualifications in the world, but also making a positive contribution to the environment.

Happy New Year!

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09 de Janeiro de 2019

Começamos 2019 com uma nova parceria ecológica

Determinados a reduzir a nossa pegada ambiental, estabelecemos em 2019 uma parceria com a Mossy Earth que apoia os esforços de reflorestação.

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Calendário Exames

Janeiro 2019
Linguaskill
C2 Proficiency (CPE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
B2 First (FCE)
B2 First for Schools (FCE FS)
B1 Preliminary (PET)
B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fS)
A2 Key (KET)
A2 Key for Schools (KET FS)
Pre A1 Starters
A1 Movers
A2 Flyers
B1 Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary)
B2 Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)
C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
BULATS
Placement Test
Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)
Occupational English Test (OET)
Multiple Exams
Computer Based Tests
Paper Tests
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