Courses Cambridge Preparation

Preparation Course for the Cambridge First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) Exams

Cambridge Preparation


Mornings: Students follow our in-house schemes of work, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing plus pronunciation and vocabulary work. Teachers use their professional expertise to select activities that will most engage and support their students.

Afternoons: Students practise for all papers of the Cambridge Examinations. They will revise key grammar points, develop their standard of writing, recycle vocabulary and hone their examination technique.

These are 10 week courses starting in January, April and September, which end with the students taking the Cambridge Exam in Torquay. Students can join our 10 week course on any week from week 1 to week 7. However, the final 3 weeks leading up to the exam are always closed.

Aims and objectives

Students develop their level of General English and this supports their ability to deal with the Cambridge Examinations in the afternoons. Here they will become familiar with the components of the examinations.

Progression routes

Success at Cambridge English Examinations can lead to successful applications to University or pre-sessional University courses.

What’s included?
Pre-course placement
Certification of studied level
Course materials
Exam Certificate (if booked)
Exam Certificate (if booked)
Exam Certificate (if booked)

Course Dates

Winter Course

6 January - 13 March

CPE exam date: 7 March
FCE exam date: 13 March
CAE exam date: 14 March

Spring Course

30 March - 5 June

FCE exam date: 9 June
CAE exam date: 10 June
CPE exam date: 12 June

Autumn Course

21 September - 27 November

FCE exam date: 1 December
CAE exam date: 2 December
CPE exam date: 3 December

Example Timetable for Cambridge Preparation Course Full-time (30 hours per week)

09:00 - 10:40Reading and vocabulary - language learning skillsGrammar - past / continuous - presentation and practiceNarrative tenses and story tellingVocabulary and reading topic (crime)Authentic text reading and extreme adjectives
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:20Listening and topic discussion (natural medicine)Current news stories from the UKTelling and creating real life storiesDiscussion language - agreeing and disagreeingTopic extreme sports
12:20 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:00Use of English - part 1Sentence transformations - part 1Listening for specific information - part 1Reading gapped textsStructuring essays - part 1
16:00 - 16:20Break
16:20 - 17:20Use of English - part 2Sentence transformations - part 2Listening for specific information - part 2Writing a reportStructuring essays - part 2

Exam Levels

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Course Fees 2020:

Registration Fee: £65

Price per week
Cambridge Preparation £357
Exam Course book £25
1 hour = 60 minutes

Exam Entry Fees:

FCE: £160
CAE £165
CPE: £175