Favorable change at ECL language exam from the December 2016 exam term
Result calculation at the ECL exam has changed in favor of the examinees.
It is not required any more to achieve 60% at both the written and at the oral exam but it is enough to achieve an average 60% in all 4 skills all together in order to have a successful complex exam. The minimum is 40% in each skill.
Thus it is possible to compensate the achieved probable weaker result with one or more better result(s) achieved at (an)other skill(s).
40% average achieved at written exam + 80% average achieved at oral exam = successful complex exam
45% achieved at any skill + 60% achieved at any skill + 60% achieved at any skill + 75% achieved at any skill = 60% = successful complex exam
This change comes into effect from December 2016 exam term and is not valid retroactively. The new way of result calculation is valid for a complex exam completed within one exam term only and it cannot be validated for partial exams (written exam or oral exam) completed in different exam terms.
ECL in Riga – Foreign language centralised national examinations
The ECL language exam has been acknowledged as an international qualification which can be offered for undergraduate admission in the United Kingdom.
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