The updated exam (for exam sessions from January 2015) is made up of four papers developed to test your English language skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.
The Speaking test is taken face to face, with two candidates and two examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.
|Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)
|8 parts/56 questions||Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.|
(1 hour 30 minutes)
|2 parts||You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.|
(about 40 minutes)
|4 parts/30 questions||Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.|
(15 minutes per pair of candidates)
|4 parts||Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.|
Top class training by our experienced, highly-qualified exam teachers. This course provides a motivating way to improve every area of your English and to learn and develop all the skills and techniques needed to do well in the CAE exam. We will ensure you are fully prepared for the test day with our invaluable top tips and exam strategies.
Why choose a Cambridge Exam Course?
Standard (20 lessons General English + 10 lessons CAE Exam per week) or Intensive (30 lessons CAE Exam per week)
Improve your range and accuracy of grammar and vocabulary.
Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for the exam.
Become familiar with the different accents you may hear in the exam.
Develop more natural pronunciation.
Be well-prepared with regular testing and mock exams.
Receive help booking your exam.
Improve your general language skills and level of English.
Cambridge courses run throughout the year so make sure you don’t miss the next start date.
Do I need to take an entry test before I book?
Yes. We will send you a pre-course test to do in advance.
About the course
30 lessons per week.
Morning and/or afternoon classes according to the school timetable, Monday-Friday
Standard: 20 hours General English plus 10 hours CAE Exam Course per week,
Intensive: 30 hours CAE Exam Course per week
In addition to your official exam result you will receive an Oxford English Centre certificate and progress report, profiling your language level.
Assessment and progress
Your progress will be tested regularly throughout the exam course with exam task practice and you will do at least one full mock exam before the real thing. This will help prepare you for the timing and atmosphere of exam day.
Does the certificate have an expiry date?
- It is valid forever.
Do I have to buy materials for the course?
- Materials with cost £40.00
Will we have a mock exam?
- We will do at least one full mock exam a couple of weeks before the actual exam. This will help identify the areas which still need working on.
Do I have to book the exam?
- We will do this for you.
When do I get my results?
- The results are usually available online about 8 weeks after the exam date.
CAE Course Dates
CAE Exam Course Dates
|Exam||Course Dates||Course Weeks|
|CAE||04 January - 11 March 2016||10 (Term)|
|CAE||14 March - 03 June 2016||12 (Term)|
|CAE||12 September - 02 December 2016||12 (Term)|
|CAE||15 February('16), 09 May('16), 25 July('16), 07 November('16)||04 (Comp.)|
Class duration: 4 – 12 weeks
Class size: maximum 14
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Lessons per week: 30
Learning materials: £40.00
Start: See Course Dates below
Minimum age: 16
REGISTRATION & COURSE DEPOSITS
Registration Fee: £90.00
Tuition & Accommodation Deposit: £490.00
Tuition Only Deposit: £290.00
Payment by cash, debit or credit card
Payment by bank transfer: See Bank Details