Cambridge Exam Preparation

If you are aiming for a qualification in General English and would like to follow a course designed with this specific purpose in mind, then why not take one of our Cambridge exam courses?

These courses are intensive and will provide you with all the language and skills practice you need to be thoroughly prepared for the exam. Our courses are timetabled to co-ordinate with the exam dates.

Please note these classes require a minimum of 3 students to run. Minimum age is 16.

FCE – First Certificate in English

 

What is FCE?

FCE stands for First Certificate in English. It’s an upper-intermediate English language test for both written and spoken English administered by Cambridge ESOL. FCE is at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

At level B2 candidates will be able to:

         hold a conversation on a wide range of topics

         express opinions and present arguments fairly well

         understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing

         produce detailed writing in different formats including, letters, reports, essays, emails etc.

 

Who is it for?

FCE is ideal for people who want to use English for study or work. Thousands of employers and academic institutions all over the world accept FCE.

Our FCE course is a great way to improve your practical English skills. FCE focuses on communication in real-life through reading, writing, listening and speaking, helping you to use English in everyday situations more confidently

What is the format of the FCE test?

There are four papers for the FCE test:

  • Reading and Use of English
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Each section makes up 20% of the total mark. There are five grades: A, B, C, D and E. Candidates who achieve an A, B or C grade will pass the exam and be awarded a certificate.

CAE – Cambridge English: Advanced

What is CAE?

CAE stands for Certificate in Advanced English. It’s an advanced English language test for both written and spoken English administered by Cambridge ESOL. CAE is at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. At level C1 candidates will be able to:

talk about a wide range of topics and express themselves clearly and reasonably fluently
understand serious journals and newspapers and the general meaning of academic texts
write clear, well-structured and detailed pieces of writing including reports and articles on more advanced topics
Use English comfortably in social, professional or academic situations.

Who is it for?

CAE is ideal for people who want to use English for study or work. Thousands of employers and academic institutions all over the world recognise CAE as a qualification in English at an advanced level. It can be used to gain employment in jobs where a high level of English proficiency is required or for admission to an English speaking academic institution

What is the format of the CAE test?

There are five papers for the CAE test:

Reading and Use of English
Writing
Listening
Speaking
Each section makes up 20% of the total mark. There are five grades: A, B, C, D and E. Candidates who achieve an A, B or C grade will pass the exam and be awarded a certificate.

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