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Cambridge Examinations

Cambridge English exams are recognised by schools, universities and employers worldwide, they do not expire and there are three to choose from: First Certificate in English (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE).

FCE

FCE proves you have reached B2 (Upper Intermediate) level of English and can use every day written and spoken English for work or study purposes. The programme will develop every aspect of your English through engaging lessons and activities, from studying idioms and modal verbs to debating ideas and writing essays at a high language level.

CAE

CAE demonstrates that you are at C1 (Advanced) level of English needed for academic and professional success. As you prepare for the exam, you’ll study complex grammar and advanced-level vocabulary and learn how to write proposals, conduct research and communicate effectively in an international workplace.

CPE

CPE (UK only) demonstrates that you have the advanced skills necessary to function effectively in almost every English speaking context. As you prepare for the exam, you’ll need to be ready to think intensively about the English language in a variety of professional and academic contexts, transposing your thoughts into different registers of language, looking for the most suitable phrasing for each situation.

Exam Preparation

All our exam preparation courses cover the areas of your chosen exam in detail ensuring you learn the skills and English language through the use of past papers and exam technique to achieve exam success. Preparation courses available for Cambridge Exams, IELTS, and TOEFL.

Objectives

  • Goal-oriented and highly focussed preparation programme
  • Develop the skills needed to succeed in the exam
  • Develop strategies to maximise your score in the exam

How you will learn

  • Skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing, making inferences, and more
  • Methods and strategies for successful integrated and independent writing
  • The skills needed to speak confidently and succeed in a one-to-one interview
  • Listening strategies such as listening for gist and for detail
  • With sample papers and continuous practice of specific tasks, you will become familiar with the exam you are taking and learn how to answer the questions as effectively as possible

Quick Facts

Level
Upper Intermediate to Proficiency
Age
16+
Location
UK: All schools (FCE, CAE, CPE)
USA: San Diego (FCE, CAE)
Canada: Toronto (FCE, CAE)

 

2019 Cambridge Course and Exam Dates

COURSE COURSE START DATE COURSE END DATE DURATION EXAM DATE
FCE 1 Jan 15 Mar 11 weeks 15 Mar
18 Mar 7 Jun 12 weeks 8 Jun
10 Jun 23 Aug 11 weeks 22 Aug
26 Aug 8 Nov 10 weeks 9 Nov
CAE 1 Jan 22 Mar 11 weeks 23 Mar
25 Mar 14 Jun 12 weeks 12 Jun
17 Jun 23 Aug 10 weeks 23 Aug
26 Aug 22 Nov 13 weeks 23 Nov
COURSE COURSE START DATE COURSE END DATE DURATION EXAM DATE
FCE 2 Jan 15 Mar 10 weeks 15 Mar
18 Mar 15 Jun 13 weeks 11 Jun
17 Jun 24 Aug 10 weeks 22 Aug
9 Sept 7 Dec 13 weeks 3 Dec
CAE 2 Jan 15 Mar 11 weeks 16 Mar
18 Mar 15 Jun 13 weeks 12 Jun
17 Jun 23 Aug 10 weeks 23 Aug
9 Sept 7 Dec 13 weeks 4 Dec
COURSE COURSE START DATE COURSE END DATE DURATION EXAM DATE
FCE 7 Jan 15 Mar 10 weeks 15 Mar
25 Mar 7 Jun 11 weeks 8 Jun (Cambridge only)
1 Apr 14 Jun 11 weeks 11 Jun (Brighton and London only)
24 Jun 26 Jul 5 weeks 25 Jul (Canterbury only)
22 Jul 23 Aug 5 weeks 22 Aug (London only)
23 Sept 6 Dec 11 weeks 3 Dec
CAE 7 Jan 15 Mar 10 weeks 16 Mar
18 Mar 30 May 11 weeks 1 Jun (Cambridge only)
1 Apr 14 Jun 11 weeks 12 Jun (Brighton and London only)
24 Jun 26 Jul 5 weeks 24 Jul (Canterbury only)
22 Jul 23 Aug 5 weeks 23 Aug (London only)
23 Sept 6 Dec 11 weeks 4 Dec
CPE 7 Jan 8 Mar 9 weeks 9 Mar
25 Feb 10 May 11 weeks 11 May (Cambridge only)
1 Apr 14 Jun 11 weeks 13 Jun (Brighton and London only)
23 Sept 6 Dec 11 weeks 5 Dec (London only)

Cambridge courses, exams and exam location are subject to change based on enrolment levels. If Stafford House cancels a course or an exam after a student’s enrolment, all monies paid will be refunded to the fee-payer for the course or exam fees as appropriate.

Additional Options

One-to-one English

Our One-to-One English courses can be completely tailor made according to your needs and objectives.. This course is particularly useful for students who have a very particular need or for students who wish to learn. very intensively.

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Adult Groups

Stafford House is a specialist in providing bespoke group services. We offer a complete package that can be adapted to your needs. Ideal for groups of students who wish to improve their language skills in a particular field of interest.

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