|Short description:||CPE first set|
|Medium description:||Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)first set.|
Originally designed as a test of English proficiency for prospective teachers of English. The first test was sat by just 3 students, all taking the exam in one centre in London (Weir, 2013). Test was taken by 12 students in its first year (O'Sullivan, 2012). O'Sullivan (2012) claims test was based on Henry Sweet's 'coherent philospophy' of language learning.