The Oxford Tutorial College Certificate is focused on grammar, reading, writing and listening skills. In order to evaluate the students performance the Common European Framework of reference is used.
The Common European Framework of Reference for language learning, teaching and assessment (CEFR), is a guideline used to describe achievements of learning foreign languages. There are a number of levels which identify the level of language skills that the learner currently has. All grades are split into three main levels consisting of Basic User which includes: A1, Beginner level and A2, Elementary level. It then continues through to learners becoming Independent Users including: B1, Intermediate level, and B2 Upper intermediate level. Finally there is Proficient User, consisting of: C1, Proficiency or advanced, and C2 which is mastery. The CEFR assesses all areas of language learning including, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.