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Cambridge Exam Preparation

Prepare for your either the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) with us.

You can study over 10 weeks or a 5 week, fast-track course.

Course type
English 16+
Age of student
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Maximum class size
Lesson hours per week
20 or 25 hours per week
Course dates
Jan / April / Sept / Fast-track: June
Course Length
10 weeks / Fast track: 5 weeks
From £4,350 / Fast-track £2,990
Bell Cambridge

Course dates: Cambridge B2 First (FCE)

Minimum language level: Intermediate B1

Course dates Exam date
6 January-14 March 2020 7 March 2020
30 March - 12 June 2020 9 June 2020 
28 September- 5 December 2020 1 December 2020

Course dates: Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

Minimum language level: Upper intermediate B2

Course dates Exam date
6 January-14 March 2020 14 March 2020
30 March - 12 June 2020 10 June 2020
28 September- 5 December 2020 5 December 2020

Course dates: Fast-track


language level

Course dates Exam dates
Cambridge B2 First (FCE) Intermediate B1 29 June-31 July 2020 30 July 2020
Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) Upper intermediate B2 29 June-31 July 2020 31 July 2020

For learners who want a life-long internationally recognised qualification, we help you prepare for your FCE or CAE exam.

Not sure which one is for you? 

Cambridge B2 First (FCE)

  • Demonstrates you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English
  • Improve your confidence and develop all aspects of your English to Upper Intermediate B2 level.

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

  • Shows you have the language ability to carry out complex research and communicate effectively at a professional level
  • Study advanced-level grammar and vocabulary to develop your English to Advanced C1 level
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Cambridge English is part of the University of Cambridge and their exams are accepted by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world.

On this course you will:

  • Strengthen your understanding of the Cambridge Exam content and structure
  • Learn to effectively commnicate and present your opinions when speaking or writting essays for the exam
  • Develop your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar structures
  • Improve your confidence and fluency when communicating in English

During your time with us, you will have access to our online learning environment - Bell Online - where you can test your skills and get direct feedback from you teachers and classmates.

Our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses also provides you with everyday skills that will be useful for you in general learning, life and work.

Practise having conversations in English and expressing opinions through role-play, debates and presentations on issues such as health, technology and cultural diversity.
Explore different types of writing as part of the exam, including essays and report writing, emails, letters and articles
Practise using authentic English speaking materials, such as interviews, podcasts or the radio to identify information and points of view.
Test your grammar and new vocabulary. Understand opinions and attitudes from different types of publication, like magazines, newspapers or books.

Late afternoon sessions

Add a late afternoon session to your booking for further support*. Choose from:

1-to-1 tuition

If you're looking for a little more support, choose to add 1 to 1 tuition to your booking for personalised sessions.
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Or work on key skills to help you succeed in you CAE/FCE exam.
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*Not available for students studying on the Fast-track preparation course.

Find out more about Cambridge Exams

Cambridge English have exams for every level of learner so you can track your language progress.

Exams are around 3-4 hours in total. There are four papers:

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

You take the Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening papers on the same day and will sit this at a local test centre in Cambridge. The Speaking paper is usually taken a few days before the paper-based exam.

At Bell we prepare students for the B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE) exams, and can also arrange A2 Key (KET), B1 Preliminary (PET) and C2 Proficiency (CPE) exams on request.

All certificates are lifelong qualifications.

Booking your exam

The exam fee is not included in your course. However, Bell can arrange for you to take the test at an exam centre.

Progress to:

  • New challenges at university or work