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Cambridge Exam Preparation
(C1 Advanced)

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A chance to prove your high-level achievements in learning English

The Cambridge English qualification is a C1 Advanced level qualification. It proves you have the in-depth, high-level language skills that are attractive to universities and potential employers.

This course focuses on preparing you for the exam and developing the skills and techniques you need to pass. We will design a personal study plan for you – based on your current strengths and areas for development – maximising your potential for success in this 10-week course.


Minimum language level
Upper Intermediate B2
Class size (Average / Max)
10 / 14
Course dates
11 April - 16 June 2023

25 September - 8 December 2023
Exam date
11 March
17 June
9 December
Course length
10 weeks
Bell Cambridge
From £3,725

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Teaching at Bell is excellent and results in high levels of student progress. Teachers are experienced, well-qualified and have excellent subject knowledge.
Colleen Taiwan
The best thing about Bell is that the teachers take time to help you when you don't understand and they make you feel important. Studying here is really special.
Sultan Saudi
Saudi Arabia
Before I came to Bell, I couldn't speak English. After 5 months, I can use English and I'm improving every day. I've never experienced lessons like this, they are interactive and feature lots of fun activities.
Utku Cyprus
When I came to Bell, the staff and all the teachers were amazing. I want to be a teacher at university in psychology one day. So I'll definitely be coming back to Bell next year to help me get there!

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Advance your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar structures
  • Learn to communicate effectively with others, express in-depth opinions and present arguments
  • Develop concise and purposeful writing techniques with logical structure
  • Critically analyse different media and understand meaning, opinions, attitude and tone
  • Gain effective techniques and strategies to tackle different types of questions
  • Be confident in maintaining a discussion with English speakers


Advance your language skills.

The best way to prepare for the exam is to understand what content and structure to expect and master the critical skills you need to tackle these questions.

Practising example tests and advancing your vocabulary and grammar is important for this exam. However, to perform well, you need to have developed advanced skills across your reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Your teachers will develop a personal study plan so that you can also strengthen your capabilities in preparation for the exam, like interacting with others, maintaining discussion, expressing in-depth opinions and presenting your arguments.

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Support at every step.

You will have regular 1-to-1 tutorials with your teacher to review your progress, highlight your achievements and discuss anything you are finding difficult. This way, we can ensure your personal study plan is regularly updated with clear and relevant objectives, and you are always being challenged to take the next step in your progression.


Practise with Bell Online.

On this course, you will be given access to your own digital learning environment. All your learning resources, teacher notes, interactive exercises and progress data are all personalised to you.

You may be asked to upload homework, contribute to group discussions, or receive direct audio feedback from your teachers. You will also be able to interact with your other classmates, and carry on practising your English virtually.

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Choosing your modules

Modules help you accelerate your progress by focusing on your particular learning needs. You can add 5 hours per week of additional modules to your course. These modules will be delivered in the afternoon each day.

Dates and locations

Bell Cambridge courtyard

Bell Cambridge

11 April 2023 - 16 June 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Bell Cambridge courtyard

Bell Cambridge

25 September 2023 - 08 December 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

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