Courses Cambridge Preparation

Preparation Course for the Cambridge First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) Exams

Cambridge Preparation


Students follow our in-house schemes of work, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing plus pronunciation and vocabulary work. Teachers use their professional expertise to select activities that will most engage and support their students.

Students practise for all papers of the Cambridge Examinations. They will revise key grammar points, develop their standard of writing, recycle vocabulary and hone their examination technique.

Students can join our 10 week courses on any week from week 1 to week 7.

Students can join our 5 week courses in either week 1, week 2 or week 3.

Students will have to take the Cambridge Exam at another centre – IH Torquay will assist with booking the exam.

On all courses, the final 3 weeks leading up to the exam are always closed.

Aims and objectives

Students develop their level of General English which supports their ability to deal with the Cambridge Examinations. Here they will become familiar with the components of the examinations.

Progression routes

Success at Cambridge English Examinations can lead to successful applications to University or pre-sessional University courses.

What’s included?
Pre-course placement
Certification of studied level
Course materials
Exam Certificate (if booked)
Exam Certificate (if booked)
Exam Certificate (if booked)

Course Dates 2024

Spring Course

25 March - 31 May 2024 (10 week)
29 April - 31 May 2024 (5 week)

Summer Course (5 week course)

22 July - 23 August 2024

Autumn Course

16 September - 22 November 2024 (10 week)
21 October - 22 November 2024 (5 week)

Exam Dates 2024

Spring Course

B2 (FCE) 04 June 2024
C1 (CAE) 05 June 2024
C2 (CPE) 06 June 2024

Summer Course (5 week course)

B2 (FCE) 22 August 2024
C1 (CAE) 23 August 2024

Autumn Course

B2 (FCE) 26 November 2024
C1 (CAE) 27 November 2024
C2 (CPE) 05 December 2024

* For every exam, there is a date for the Speaking exam and another date for the Reading, Writing and Listening exams. Sometimes these dates will be the same; please check carefully when booking so you know on which days you need to attend.

*Please note the exam venue is IH Bristol

Example Timetable for Cambridge Preparation Course

09:00 - 10:40Reading and vocabulary - language learning skills

Use of English - part 1
Grammar - past / continuous - presentation and practice

Sentence transformations - part 1
Narrative tenses and story telling

Listening for specific information - part 1
Vocabulary and reading topic (crime

Reading gapped texts
Authentic text reading and extreme adjectives

Structuring essays - part 1
10:40 - 11:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11:00 - 12:20Listening and topic discussion (natural medicine)

Use of English - part 2
Sentence transformations - part 2

Current news stories from the UK
Listening for specific information - part 2

Telling and creating real life stories
Discussion language - agreeing and disagreeing

Writing a report
Topic extreme sports

Structuring essays - part 2

Mock Test

Exam Levels

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Course Fees 2024:

Registration Fee: £75

Price per week
Cambridge Preparation £625
1 hour = 60 minutes


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