Cambridge First (formerly FCE)
Preparation for internationally recognised exams
Cambridge First (FCE) is an upper intermediate (B2) level English language qualification with the following exam papers: Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading and Use of English (grammar and vocabulary).
Students who study for and pass this exam successfully:
- Have a minimum of an intermediate (B1) level of English at the start of the course
- Want the challenge of improving their English and achieving better accuracy, broadening their range of vocabulary, and developing skills competency at an upper intermediate (B2) level
- Need to improve their general English for everyday life, work and study
Why take a Cambridge Exam course?
- To gain an international certificate to give you official proof of your English level
- To enhance your CV and your future job prospects with a qualification which is recognised by institutions and employers around the world and which is valid forever
- To make significant improvements to your English by working in a structured way, towards a set goal, and in a fixed timeframe to ensure that you make fast progression and acquire a better language level
What you will learn on the BLC Cambridge First (FCE) course
- You will study key topics which often feature in the exam and the structures and vocabulary associated with these topics.
- You will learn tips, techniques and strategies to help you to complete exam tasks more confidently and successfully for each exam paper and its different parts.
- You will review, consolidate and expand your range of grammatical structures and areas of vocabulary which you will need for the exam.
- You will practise speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to improve your abilities in all areas of your English.
How you will study on the course
- The class will follow an exam course book chosen to work to the needs of the group. Additional materials used will include audio and online resources and sample exam papers.
- You will have the additional support of the BLC Exams Tutor who sets up and runs additional exam practice sessions. These sessions take place once a week after afternoon classes and involve timed test practice for each part of the exam. You can use these sessions to help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and to monitor your progress as you work towards exam success.
Cambridge First (FCE) Course dates 2019
- 10 June 2019 - 23 August 2019 (11 Weeks)
FCE exam 22 August 2019
- 16 September 2019 - 6 December 2019 (12 Weeks)
FCE exam 3 December 2019
Cambridge First (FCE) Course dates 2020
- 6 January - 13 March 2020 (10 Weeks)
FCE exam Friday 13 March 2020
- 16 March - 12 June 2020 (13 Weeks)
FCE exam Tuesday 9 June 2020
- 15 June - 28 August 2020 (11 Weeks)
FCE exam Thursday 27 August 2020
- 7 September - 4 December 2020 (13 Weeks)
FCE exam Tuesday 1 December 2020
|Cost per week|
|1-7 weeks||8-12 weeks||13-23 weeks||24+ weeks|
Please note there is also a £15/week summer supplement for all courses throughout July and August
The Cambridge First (FCE) studies are also available as an evening course Read more...