FCE, CAE and CPE (FCEfS)

First Certificate in English (FCE)
Learners at this level are expected to be able to handle the main structures of English with some confidence, demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and use appropriate communication skills in a variety of social situations.

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First Certificate in English for Schools (FCEfS)

The First Certificate in English for Schools, available from May 2011, is a new version of the well-known FCE exam. It follows exactly the same format as FCE and the level of the test is identical. The test is specially designed for school-age learners, making it the ideal choice for candidates at this level. A sample paper is available here: www.cambridgeesol.gr/exams/exams-schools/fce-schools.html

What are the benefits of FCE for Schools?

  • Same recognition and level as FCE
  • Content and treatment of topics in FCE for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school-age learners
  • Friendly test and the ideal choice for school-age learners
  • Available to all candidates regardless of age

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Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

The Certificate in Advanced English is set at Level C1 of the Council of Europe Common Framework for modern languages. Learners at this level are expected to be able to use the structures of English with ease and fluency. At this level learners are expected to cope in most situations that would arise in an English-speaking country, socially, professionally and in higher education.

Candidates usually need to study for about two years after passing FCE to be successful at CAE.

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Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

The Certificate of Proficiency in English is set at Level C2 of the Council of Europe Common Framework for modern languages. It is a very advanced level exam, and is appropriate for learners who have achieved a high level of language skills and are able to function effectively in almost any English-speaking context.