Cambridge English Exam Courses

 

We are currently teaching Cambridge Preparation Courses online, and look forward to reopening our school in Bristol on 3rd August 2020

 

Would you like a qualification that is recognised worldwide? At International House Bristol we can help you achieve this. We offer English courses for Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE, CPE. You can choose a 10-week preparation course including exam fee or, in the summer, a 4-week preparation course including exam fee. If you want to study longer than 10 or 4 weeks, just enter the dates you want on the application form.

Enrol on a Cambridge Exam preparation course at IH Bristol and take the Cambridge Exam with us, if you don't achieve a grade from A-C we will refund 25% of your tuition fees!

Cambridge English Exam Preparation -10-week Course - including exam fee 2019 and 2020, £2625 

FCE

  • 28th September to 4th December 2020 - exam date 1st December 2020
  • 4th January to 12th March 2021 - exam date 12th March 2021
  • 6th April* to 11th June 2021 - exam date 8th June 2021
  • 4th October to 10th December 2021 - exam date 11th December 2021

Exam dates above are for the Written papers; Speaking paper dates will be confirmed nearer the time, but will be set around the same week.

CAE

  • 28th September to 4th December 2020 - exam date 2nd December 2020
  • 4th January to 12th March 2021 - exam date 13th March 2021
  • 6th April* to 11th June 2021 - exam date 9th June 2021
  • 4th October to 10th December 2021 - exam date 11th December 2021

Exam dates above are for the Written papers; Speaking paper dates will be confirmed nearer the time, but will be set around the same week.

*Please note Monday 5th April 2021 is a Bank Holiday in the UK so this course begins on a Tuesday

CPE 

  • 6th April to 12th June 2020 / exam date 12th June 2020
  • 28th September to 4th December 2020 / exam date 3rd December 2020

Exam dates above are for the Written papers; Speaking paper dates will be confirmed nearer the time, but will be set around the same week. We offer the Literature (set text) option for the writing paper. Students can study a set text with us and at home and answer questions about this in the written exam.

*All courses above subject to sufficient numbers and students can enrol for more or less than 10 weeks if more or less preparation is required

The ten-week Cambridge English Exam course runs several times a year to coincide with the Cambridge English exam dates.

Intensive Cambridge Exam Course (Summer) 3-28th August 2020

The Intensive Cambridge Exam Course (FCE and CAE only) runs once a year for 4 weeks in July/August:

  • 3rd - 28th August 2020
  • 2rd - 27th August 2021

Please see our updated Terms & Conditions for new courses booked in 2020, along with our Safety Measures & FAQs for Face-to-Face courses in Bristol

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Course aims

Both the 10-week and 4-week courses help students improve all their skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), review and strengthen their grammatical knowledge and improve their vocabulary with lexis and structures relevant to their exam. We aim to maximise your chance of passing the exam and achieve as high a grade as possible. There is an emphasis on the exam strategies we believe students should employ in order to do this, focusing on exam practice tasks to help you become very familiar with the format of the exam. The price of the exam is also included in the course fees.

  • 20 morning classes (45 minutes each)
  • 8 afternoon classes (45 minutes each)
  • 12 students maximum
  • Minimum of two teachers on each course
  • Practice tests with feedback
  • Cambridge English Exam fee included

For more information about the dates and prices, please click here.

If you wish to enrol on a Cambridge Exam English course, please call us today on +44 (0)117 909 0911 or apply now

We prepare our English students for Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE and CPE (proficiency) exams*.

It was a big pleasure being here and getting prepared for my CPE exams.

Nadine Graf, Switzerland

In addition to General English classes in the morning, you have 8 Cambridge Exam classes in the afternoon.

These classes will help you to:

 ‒ Practise the different tasks you have to do for each part of the exam

 ‒ Learn personal strategies to do the task more effectively

 ‒ Organise your learning

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Syllabus content and focus

There is a separate syllabus for the Cambridge Exam English courses. These focus on:

  • Key topics that are often in the exams
  • The different writing tasks in the various Cambridge Exams
  • Regular practice of reading, speaking and listening
  • The most useful grammar, vocabulary and functional language for tasks you are required to do in the exam

For the CPE preparation course, we can offer the Literature (set text) option for the writing paper. Students can study a set text with us and at home and answer questions about this in the written exam

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Cambridge Exam English course timetable

The content and focus of our Cambridge classes are as follows (note that for the 4 week summer course, all lessons are exam focused):

Class Time Focus
Morning class 1 9.00am ‒ 9.45am General English ‒ coursebook class
Morning class 2 9.50am ‒ 10.35am General English ‒ coursebook class
Morning class 3 10.55am ‒ 11.40am General English ‒ grammar and vocabulary
Morning class 4 11.45am ‒ 12.30am General English ‒ grammar and vocabulary
Lunch    
Afternoon class 5 13:30 - 14:15 We use one main coursebook and a number of other materials to help you practise the tasks and prepare effectively.
Afternoon class 6 14:20 -15:05 We use one main coursebook and a number of other materials to help you practise the tasks and prepare effectively.

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Free extras

As part of a Cambridge Exam English course, we'll also give you:

The classes of FCE were perfect

Tatiana Andreeva, Russia 

 ‒ Free coursebooks for both morning and afternoon classes 

 ‒ An extra complete practice speaking test with you when your exam date approaches 

 ‒ Regular help with pronunciation

 ‒ Suggestions about how to learn more effectively

 ‒ Study room time 3.05pm - 5pm, with a tutor available also for one hour every afternoon after classes, from Monday to Thursday; you can use our huge range of resources or our tutor can help you do your homework, explain English grammar and vocabulary you find difficult or give you advice about improving your English. You can also ask the tutor there for help with anything connected with Cambridge Exams and we have other practice exams and other Cambridge Exam resources you can have access to

 ‒ Practice Cambridge test each Friday afternoon, together with your group, under exam conditions; or choose instead to go to our weekly Conversation Club to practise your English with other students and teachers

*Minimum numbers apply

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Dates & prices

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