Cambridge FCE Exam Course

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Cambridge English: First (FCE) is a test of all areas of language ability.

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.

Paper Content Purpose
Reading and Use of English(1 hour 15 minutes) parts/52questions Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
Writing
(1 hour 20 minutes)
2 parts Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.
Listening
(about 40 minutes)
parts/30questions Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.
Speaking
(14 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 one or two other candidates.

 

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 FCE 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 FCE Exam per week) or Intensive (30 lessons FCE 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.

 

FAQs

 

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

Course structure

30 lessons per week.

Entry level

B2 (Upper Intermediate)

Timetable

Morning and/or afternoon classes according to the school timetable, Monday-Friday

Standard: 20 hours General English plus 10 hours FCE Exam Course per week,

Intensive: 30 hours FCE Exam Course per week

Lesson Length

45 minutes

Course duration

10-12 weeks.

Certification

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.

 

FAQs

Does the certificate have an expiry date?

  • It is valid forever.

Do I have to buy materials for the course?

  • We will provide you with everything you need.

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.

 

FCE Course Dates

FCE Exam Course Dates 2017

ExamCourse DatesCourse Weeks
FCE03 January - 03 March 201709 (Term)
FCE13 March - 02 June 201712 (Term)
FCE18 September - 08 December 201712 (Term)
FCE06 February('17), 08 May('17), 31 July('17), 13 November('17)04 (Comp.)
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KEY FACTS

 

Class duration: 4 – 12 weeks

Class size: maximum 14

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Lessons per week: 30

Learning materials: Included

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

 

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