Cambridge Exams

Cambridge Exams

We are an authorized open centre for Cambridge examinations and offer exams throughout the year.

EFL Cambridge Examinations are equally suitable for EU and overseas students over the age of 16 who wish to improve their English skills for personal, professional, social or academic purposes.

We offer all the Cambridge exams in both computer and paper based versions throughout the year.

Click below for a list of our latest fees, exam dates and to book online:

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Our College is an officially accredited test centre for Cambridge exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, & TKT). We are one of the largest language test centres in Europe and take pride in providing outstanding customer service.

We offer:

  • Competitive examination fees.
  • Extra training with computer based practice materials.
  • Access to our learning resource centre.
  • Small and comfortable, high-tech exam rooms
  • Large seating areas where students can relax before a test

Computer Based

Computer Based tests are done entirely on a computer with the speaking exam being a face-to-face interview. We are an open and authorized test centre and will accept candidates who are not our students. Online results are usually released within 14-28 days for all tests. All Computer Based exams take place at our Acton College or Hammersmith College.

Paper Based

Paper Based tests are done on paper with the speaking exam being a face-to-face interview. We accept applications up to a day before test (late entry fees apply). Certificates are usually released within 4-6 weeks. Please refer to dates in the appended tables. Paper-based tests are at our Ealing College or Acton College.

Please note:

  • The speaking exam is usually on the same day as the written part. Any changes would be notified directly from our office.
  • Entries may be accepted up until the last working day before the exam (subject to availability of places for the test).
  • Late fee is applicable to all registrations after the deadline.
  • On demand tests are available throughout the year. Please enquire.


Depending on the reason why you are taking a test, you may choose a different type of test and level. Here is a table comparing levels and exams:

EFL EXAM IELTS Band LEVEL Common European Framework (CEFR) ESOL TOEIC TOEFL
KET
Key English Test
3.0 Elementary
Pre-Intermediate
A1/A2 Entry 2 - 38-56
PET
Preliminary English Test
3.5/4.0/4.5 Intermediate B1 Entry 3 10-549 57-86
FCE
First Certificate
5.0/5.5/6.0 Upper-Intermediate B2 Level 1 550-755 87-109
CAE
Certificate of Advanced English
6.5/7.0 Advanced C1 Level 2 756-879 110-120
CPE
Certificate of Proficiency in English
7.5+ Proficiency C2 - 880-973 -
TKT
Teaching Knowledge Test
- - - - - -

pdfTerms_and_Conditions.pdf


Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses

We run preparation courses for the following exams:

  • PET
  • FCE*
  • CAE
  • CPE
*For FCE, we also run two additional new courses:

Pre-FCE preparation courses for students whose language level is below the recommended Upper Intermediate requirement

FCE Express courses for students who want a shorter more exam-focused course without the language input

These courses aim to raise awareness of the exam - the different tasks – and to develop the skills and language needed to be achieved.

Focus on language (Grammar & Vocabulary) and skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing)

Students receive a course book and follow the syllabus.

Term 1 courses aim to prepare students for the December exams.

Term 2 & 3 courses aim to prepare students for the June and summer exams.

It is possible to take the exams earlier – as we are an open centre – but we recommend that students speak to their teacher for advice