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Cambridge B2 First (FCE) fast-track

This fast-track course prepares students to take the Cambridge B2 First certificate (FCE), which demonstrates language ability to schools and employers worldwide. 

Course type
English 16+
Age of student
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Maximum class size
Lesson hours per week
Course dates
29 June 2020
Course Length
5 weeks
Bell Cambridge

Who is this course for?

Learners who want a lifelong and internationally-recognised qualification for work or study.

Course outcomes

Choose this course to:

  • Understand how the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) exam works and how to get the best result
  • Be confident taking the exam
  • Voice your opinions and share your ideas with native and non-native speakers in a variety of different contexts
  • Communicate more fluently and accurately in English
  • Improve your English language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking

Course includes:

  • Course materials
  • Exam entrance fee and summer supplement
  • 2 complete practice exams
  • Regular 1 to 1 tutorials
  • Access to the learning centre and a wide range of resources
  • Free scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Free Wifi
  • Free and impartial Higher Education Advisory Service
  • A weekly programme of social activities and trips
  • A city orientation tour
  • Comprehensive insurance

Course description

The Cambridge B2 First (FCE) certificate demonstrates that you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or to study on courses taught in English. As you prepare for the exam, you will improve your confidence and develop every aspect of your English to Upper Intermediate (B2) level.

Throughout the course you will:

  • Practise forms of writing specific to the exam such as essays, reports, letters and emails
  • Read a variety of texts such as books, reviews and magazine articles to understand opinions and attitudes and test your grammar and vocabulary
  • Listen to spoken materials such as interviews to identify information and points of view
  • Develop your speaking skills in pairs or small groups
  • Practise Cambridge exam questions and receive feedback on your progress.

Language in Action

Improve your English in real-life situations with our free activities and trips. With our Language in Action programme you will learn to communicate like a native speaker, while developing new skills and socialising with your new friends. Relax from your intensive course by joining our social activities and trips around the UK.

Guide to Cambridge Exams

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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. They offer exams for every level of learner so you can track your language progress.

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.

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.

Ask us about:

•    Booking your exam

The exam fee is included with our fast-track course. 

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) fast-track sample timetable

Cambridge Fast-track B2 First timetable
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