Examination Courses FCE & CAE

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.

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 FCE and CAE courses include the provision of a main examination course book (and practice book if appropriate) and all examination fees.

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General English + First (FCE)

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
11 Mar - 12 Apr 2019 13 Apr 2019 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00
20 May - 21 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00
11 Nov - 13 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00

Full-time Intensive First (FCE)

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
22 Jul - 23 Aug 2019 22 Aug 2019 (Thursday) 5 £1,625.00

General English + Advanced (CAE)

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
20 May - 21 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00
11 Nov - 13 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 (Saturday) 5 £1,575.00

Full-time Intensive Advanced (CAE)

Start & Finish DatesWritten ExamWeeksTotal TuitionBook
22 Jul - 23 Aug 2019 23 Aug 2019 (Friday) 5 £1,625.00

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 £55.00 (£65.00 in 2019) 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 + FCE/CAE

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

Full-time Intensive FCE/CAE

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

On all FCE/CAE 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 all FCE/CAE 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.