Exam Preparation Courses

With the ever-increasing demand for English language skills from employers and educational institutions, our Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) courses aim to develop the skills required for further study or work within an English-speaking environment and help our learners to reach their full potential.

Why take a Cambridge English Exam Preparation Course?

  • Capital School of English pre-tests all students who apply for these courses.
  • 9, 10 or 12-week courses, depending on the time of year
  • Cambridge English Preparation courses are 15 hours / 20 lessons per week
  • Combine your course with a General English course 
  • Study Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Use of English
  • Exam course book led
  • Help with all aspects of exam preparation
  • Full support with exam enrolment
  • Access to practice exam papers and school resources
  • Speaking exam practices and a full mock exam
  • Keep track of your progress with regular testing and tutorials

AND…

  • Accepted for entry to foundation, pathway & pre-sessional courses in English-speaking countries.
  • Accepted for entry to undergraduate programmes taught in English in non-English-speaking countries.
  • Accepted by over 6,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world.
  • Opens doors to international travel, work and study.

What are the Cambridge English Exams?

It’s very simple.

The Cambridge English exams test your English ability against a set of criteria to determine your level of English, ranging from CEFR A1 (Beginner) through to C2 (Proficiency).

Cambridge English First deals with CEFR B2, Cambridge English Advanced looks at CEFR C1 and Cambridge English Proficiency is aimed at CEFR C2.

You will be tested in all language skills: Speaking, Writing, Listening, Reading & Use of English.  In each test you get a score, which are added together to give a final overall grade.  Each test has its own pass scores.

Each exam lasts between 3.5 – 4 hours.

Course Overview

Cambridge English: First

15 – 30* hours per week of study
(*can be combined with a General English course)

Study Monday – Friday (every day)

Minimum age: 16 

Open to Upper Intermediate (B2) students and above

Maximum class size: 14 (Summer: 15)

Course Dates 2018:

2nd January – 9th March (10 weeks)

19th March – 8th June (12 weeks)

4th June – 24th August (12 weeks)

24th September – 14th December (12 weeks)

Additional cost

Exam Course Upgrade Fee £100

Registration fees: £85  (Summer £95)

Course Overview

Cambridge English: Advanced

15 – 30* hours per week of study
(*can be combined with a General English course)

Study Monday – Friday (every day)

Minimum age: 16 

Open to Advanced (C1) students and above

Maximum class size: 14 (Summer: 15)

Course Dates 2018:

2nd January – 16th March (11 weeks)

19th March – 8th June (12 weeks)

4th June – 24th August (12 weeks)

24th September – 14th December (12 weeks)

Additional cost:

Exam Course Upgrade Fee £100

Registration fees: £85  (Summer £95)

Course Overview

Cambridge English: Proficiency

15 – 30* hours per week of study
(*can be combined with a General English course)

Study Monday – Friday (every day)

Minimum age: 16

Open to Advanced (C1) students and above

Maximum class size: 14 (Summer: 15)

Course Dates 2018*:

*Subject to minimum numbers

19th March – 8th June (12 weeks)

18th September – 1st December (11 weeks)

 

Additional cost:

Exam Course Upgrade Fee £100

Registration fees: £85 (Summer £95)

Who takes the Cambridge English Exams?

At Capital School of English we have a wide range of nationalities who take our Cambridge English courses.

The 5 most common nationalities are:

  • Swiss
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Italian

Most of those taking the exams are between the ages of 18-30

In many countries an internationally recognised English language exam is required for educational purposes (e.g. to finish university), alternatively more and more job seekers are using the Cambridge English Exams as a way of improving their CV/resume.

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