Examination Courses B2 First & C1 Advanced

It is always valuable to take an internationally-recognised examination. This can help you in your work, study and career development. We offer a range of examinations at different levels to meet the needs of our students.

Select the course you wish to book for below.

These exams are the most popular, internationally-recognised Cambridge examinations for work, study and career development.

English in Chester is a Cambridge Exam centre and we will prepare you for the exam you will take here at our school. Tuition fees on B2 First and C1 Advanced courses include the provision of a main examination course book (and practice book if appropriate) and all examination fees.

More information about B2 FirstMore information about C1 Advanced

General English + B2 First

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
10 Feb - 13 Mar 2020 13 Mar 2020 (Friday) 5 £1,600.00
18 May - 19 Jun 2020 20 Jun 2020 (Saturday) 5 £1,600.00
9 Nov - 11 Dec 2020 12 Dec 2020 (Saturday) 5 £1,600.00

Full-time Intensive B2 First

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
27 Jul - 28 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020 (Thursday) 5 £1,750.00

General English + C1 Advanced

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
18 May - 19 Jun 2020 20 Jun 2020 (Saturday) 5 £1,600.00
9 Nov - 11 Dec 2020 12 Dec 2020 (Saturday) 5 £1,600.00

Full-time Intensive C1 Advanced

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
27 Jul - 28 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 (Friday) 5 £1,750.00

Tuition fees include:

  • e-Chester - e-Chester is our online guided learning programme. You can have free, full access to e-Chester from the time of booking, during your course and for 6 months after your course finishes.
  • Self-Access Centre - Our well-equipped centre is available for you to use. A teacher is available to help you for up to an additional 4¾ hours a week.
  • Tutorials - Regular meetings to discuss your progress / study plans.

There is a registration fee of £65.00 (£80.00 in 2020) for all bookings. For information on deposits, payment of fees and our refund policy including cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

Examination Courses

General English + B2 First/C1 Advanced

Lessons / hours per week
30 lessons / 22½ hours including:
  • 20 core morning General English lessons
  • 10 lessons Exam Focus group

Full-time Intensive B2 First/C1 Advanced

Lessons / hours per week
30 lessons / 22½ hours including:
  • 30 lessons Exam Focus group

On all B2 First/C1 Advanced courses

Start dates
Set start dates, see table. Students may take part of an exam course. Fees are pro rata and there may be a late exam entry fee. Please note the written exam dates. The oral exams will take place before the course finish date.
Minimum Age
16
Maximum Class Size
12
Special requirements
There is a barrier test for these courses. If students book an exam course and on arrival in Chester are not at the right level, they will be transferred to the most suitable course available.