Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses Online


Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses Online & Face-to face at our school in London 


Objectives of our Cambridge Exam (FCE and CAE) Preparation Courses:

  • To achieve a desired Cambridge exam grade
  • To familiarise students with the Cambridge exam format
  • To introduce and practice essential exam techniques
  • To learn General English vocabulary specific to the Cambridge exams
  • To practice all skill areas under timed, exam conditions
  • To assess students progress according to the Cambridge exam marking criteria
  • To improve Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing skills in English
  • To stretch students at CEFR B2 or C1 levels

Cambridge Exam Preparation Course Options:

  • Evening course:  4 hours of tuition per week (without breaks)
  • Part-time course: from 6 to 12 hours of tuition per week with breaks (5-10 hours without)
  • Full-time course: 15 hours of tuition per week with breaks (12.5 hours without)
  • Full-time PLUS! Course: 17.5 hours of tuition with breaks (15 hours without) including additional Writing & Speaking Language Skills Workshops*
  • Super-Intensive course:  30 hours of tuition per week with breaks (25 hours without)*

Please note, that since Brexit, there are far fewer Cambridge exam students.  For this reason, we welcome students who want to take the exam to our General English courses. Some students wish to take the exam and other do not.  The language skills taught are the same and additional exam practice will be given depending on the needs of the students in the class.

*suitable for Short-term Study Visas

There is no better way to improve your General English and to get an internationally-recognised English language exam than to take a Cambridge Exam Preparation Course.

Here at the Islington Centre for English, we run courses for both the First Certificate of English (FCE) and the Cambridge Advanced English (CAE). These are General English exams that really lift your level of English proficiency whilst also giving you the chance to prove your English skills with a recognised English language certificate.

Passing the Cambridge exam will enhance your CV and show any potential employer you have a good level of English. Indeed, an FCE pass is the level at which someone can 'function well in an English-speaking office environment.'  The more advanced CAE certificate is now accepted for entrance in nearly as many universities as IELTS.

Cambridge Exam Preparation Course times:

  • Mornings:  9.15am to 12.15pm (up to 12 hours 30 minutes with a teacher per week)
  • Tuesday & Thursday Evenings:  6.30pm to 8.30pm (up to 3 hours 30 mins with a teacher per week plus break)
NB Lessons are scheduled to have a 30-minute in any 3-hour block.  However, teachers and students may agree to finish 15 minutes early with a reduced 15-minute break.  The important number is the pure hours with a teacher.
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First Certificate (FCE) Course Afternoons

Advanced Exam (CAE) Course - Afternoons

Advanced Exam (CAE) Evening Class

First Certificate (FCE) Evening Class

Advanced Exam Course – Mornings

First Certificate Course – Mornings

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Use our Islington Centre for English tool to test your English language skills. We will email you the results with a grammar level from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1) and provide you with the best English course options for you.

Course Information

Our courses for individual enrolments are for adults.  The minimum age is 16.  Junior courses are provided for 11 to 16 year-olds as part of group tuition packages. 

See more General information about our courses or read our Terms & Conditions of enrolment.