Mustangs ready for LRHS’s first ever AICE test

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead

The LRHS gym set up for testing

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Monday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 28, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) English General Paper exam will be offered at LRHS for seniors in English 4.

Teachers have been preparing seniors in their AICE English General Paper classes all year for the exam.

According to Cambridge Assessment International Education, “The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper encourages learners to engage with a variety of topics, including knowledge and understanding gained from study of other subjects.”

Mustangs taking the AICE exam will report to the gym at 7:30 a.m. both mornings.

The exam consists of two sessions, an essay and a written exam. The first, essay, portion lasts 75 minutes and the second, written, portion lasts 105.   

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Mustangs must bring a Statement of Entry letter, a blue or black ink pen (no gel pens), and a valid student I.D. on the day of the exam.

Elearners will be provided with the Statement of Entry letter on the day of the exam.

This is the first time a Cambridge exam has been taken at LRHS.

In addition to high school credit, Mustangs can earn elective college credit if they pass the exam.

LRHS assistant principal Jillian Bieber said, “The Ranch is very excited to offer this opportunity for our seniors to earn college credit in high school.

“This syllabus enables learners to engage in a variety of interesting sources to develop analytical written skills which are of great use for further study and future employment.”

LRHS AICE English teacher Jacob Garfield said, “I am very excited to be a part of our first ever AICE test here at the Ranch. Our Mustangs have been working hard all year long and I believe they are prepared and will do a great job.”