Malaga. The Global Head of Schools at Cambridge Assessment English, Guy Chapman, was in Malaga last week to help congratulate a local English language school, Miss Méndez, for its ten years of achieving high grades in exams. Accompanied by Jonathan Baum, director of Exams Andalucía, Chapman joined the school's director Lucía Méndez and around 170 teachers, friends and students at the celebration at the Terraza Gourmet in El Corte Inglés.
Chapman explained that last year 30,000 students took Cambridge English examinations in eastern Andalucía (Malaga, Granada, Jaén and Almeria), but added that he has "a very special interest" in Miss Méndez, whose director, he said had successfully applied the advice he gave her when she was starting out ten years ago.
Lucía Méndez pointed out that hers was a small school but this year all the 50 students who sat Cambridge exams passed with merit or distinction.
Also in Malaga last week, Guy Chapman and Jonathan Baum visited the city's first computer-based Cambridge exam facility. Nep English School's new centre, its fourth in the city, meets all the technical requirements to allow students to take the Cambridge exams using a computer rather than the traditional pen and paper, explained the school's director Paqui Núñez.