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The History of Anglia Examinations

Anglia Examinations is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chichester College Group. Anglia Examinations has been based in Chichester, England, since 1993. Since then we have grown steadily by offering reputable English Language exams to hundreds of thousand of candidates every year. We provide International ESOL exams in a growing number of countries and are constantly adding to our database of universities, local government and employers who recognise Anglia exams as reliable evidence of English Language capability.  

 The Anglia Story (Timeline)

1993
Anglia Founded 1993-08-10 22:40:25

Anglia Examinations was acquired by Chichester College in 1993 from Michael Middleton and Dr Raistrick based in Cyprus and was incorporated as Anglia Examination Syndicate Ltd.

Anglia Examinations was acquired by Chichester College in 1993 from Michael Middleton and Dr...

1994
First Tests 1994-06-01 22:42:16

First end of year tests were held in Cyprus and delivered from Chichester College. Our first two franchisees; Michael Middleton and Polis Kaitis, were appointed to share the territory.

First end of year tests were held in Cyprus and delivered from Chichester College. Our first two...

1996
New Franchisees Appointed 1996-05-01 22:42:56

Anglia Examinations starts operating in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Argentina.

Anglia Examinations starts operating in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Argentina.

2000
Step by Step 2000-05-17 23:02:54

Step-by-Step system is defined with syllabus.

Step-by-Step system is defined with syllabus.

2003
New Levels Added 2003-08-20 23:05:47

Two new levels are added to make up our ten-level suite of ESOL exams

Two new levels are added to make up our ten-level suite of ESOL exams

2004
Speaking Exams Added 2004-09-01 23:06:52

Speaking exams were added to our suite of ESOL English exams.

Speaking exams were added to our suite of ESOL English exams.

2006
Expansion 2006-09-12 23:43:35

The Anglia exams become available in Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Serbia and Russia.

The Anglia exams become available in Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Croatia,...

2008
QCA Approval 2008-02-12 23:45:09

Anglia and OCNW achieve QCA Approval for the top four levels of the General English suite of tests.

Anglia and OCNW achieve QCA Approval for the top four levels of the General English suite of tests.

New Countries 2008-10-15 23:46:32

Franchise agreements are signed for China and Taiwan.

Franchise agreements are signed for China and Taiwan.

2010
Growth 2010-08-18 23:47:14

Anglia's ESOL exams are taken in: Uruguay, Chile, Paraquay, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Libya, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Anglia's ESOL exams are taken in: Uruguay, Chile, Paraquay, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica,...

2011
CEFR Framework 2011-07-18 15:40:58

Anglia exam papers are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Anglia exam papers are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference.

2014
AIM Partnership 2014-05-07 23:48:37

Anglia and AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group partner to achieve Ofqual approval for the top four levels of the General English suite of tests. Papers are revised following a consultation...

Anglia and AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group partner to achieve Ofqual approval for the top...

2015
The Anglia Family Expands 2015-05-12 23:49:18

More franchise agreements are signed and Anglia is now available in: Mexico, Brazil, United States, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, Czech Republic, Romania, Nigeria, Morocco, Mongolia and Macau.

More franchise agreements are signed and Anglia is now available in: Mexico, Brazil, United...

2018
Anglia Celebrates 25 years 2018-05-14 15:44:39

Anglia celebrates its 25th Anniversary at Chichester College with a two-day conference held in February, attended by representatives from 25 countries

Anglia celebrates its 25th Anniversary at Chichester College with a two-day conference held in...

2020
Anglia Exams Updated 2020-06-16 16:45:53

Exam papers are revised and updated following a reaccreditation process with AIM Qualifications and Awards

Exam papers are revised and updated following a reaccreditation process with AIM Qualifications...

2021
Netherlands Celebrate 25 Years of Anglia Membership 2021-01-07 23:51:26

Anglia Netherlands grows to become the most popular ESOL exam in the Netherlands whilst celebrating its 25th Birthday as a valued Anglia partner.

Anglia Netherlands grows to become the most popular ESOL exam in the Netherlands whilst...

Anglia Attains UCAS Tariff Points 2021-05-10 23:52:31

Anglia's Highest level Exam (Mastery) achieves UCAS tariff points enabling UK University applicants to add them to their UCAS tariff score.

Anglia's Highest level Exam (Mastery) achieves UCAS tariff points enabling UK University...