EXAM PREPARATION

Students study General English in the morning for 15 hours per week and Exam Preparation in the afternoon for 8 hours per week (23 hours in total). Students can study any of the main English language exams e.g. IELTS and The Cambridge suite (FCE, CAE, CPE). Practice exams are carried out and exam techniques explored with the full support of their teacher.

You can ask Student Services or the Director of Studies / Senior Teacher if you want information about current exam prices as they can vary depending on where you are sitting the exam.

IELTS

beginning
any Monday

(except public holidays)
GENERAL ENGLISH
IN THE MORNING (15H)
 
EXAM PREPARATION
IN THE AFTERNOON (8H)

 

 

FCE

PAPER EXAM
ON 8th APRIL
10 week – start date 3o jan
6 week – start date 27 FEB
4 week – start date 13 MAR
PAPER EXAM
ON 3rd June
8 week – start date 10 Apr
6 week – start date 24 Apr
4 week – start date 8 May
PAPER EXAM
ON
9th DEC
10 week – start date 2 OCT
6 week  - start date 30 Oct
4 week – start date 13 NOV
GENERAL ENGLISH
IN THE MORNING (15H)
 
EXAM PREPARATION
IN THE AFTERNOON (8H)

Please be aware that for FCE and CAE there is an additional speaking exam which is usually held a few days after the written exam but dates are only available according to local test centres nearer the time, students should be aware that they must book at least 1 week of accommodation after their written exam to ensure that they do not miss the speaking exam.

 

CAE

PAPER EXAM
ON 22ND APRIL
10 week – start date 13 FEB
6 week – start date 13 MAR
4 week – start date 27 MAR
PAPER EXAM
ON 3rd June
8 week – start date 10 Apr
6 week – start date 24 APR
4 week – start date 8 May
PAPER EXAM
ON
9th dec
10 week – start date 2 oct
6 week  - start date 30 Oct
4 week – start date 13 nov
GENERAL ENGLISH
IN THE MORNING (15H)
 
EXAM PREPARATION
IN THE AFTERNOON (8H)

 

Please be aware that for FCE and CAE there is an additional speaking exam which is usually held a few days after the written exam but dates are only available according to local test centres nearer the time, students should be aware that they must book at least 1 week of accommodation after their written exam to ensure that they do not miss the speaking exam.

CPE

PAPER EXAM
ON 8th June
8 week – start date 10 Apr
6 week – start date 24 Apr
4 week – start date 8 May
PAPER EXAM
ON
2nd dec

10 week – start date 25 Sept
6 week  - start date 23 Oct
4 week – start date 6 nov
GENERAL ENGLISH
IN THE MORNING (15H) EXAM
 
PREPARATION
IN THE AFTERNOON (8H)
EXAM PREPARATION
IN THE AFTERNOON (8H)

 

 

STUDENTS WILL

  • Study and practise the elements required in the exam syllabus.
  • Take a ‘mock’ test using genuine material from exam papers.
  • Discuss (on a 1-1 basis) student’s performance in the test, and your chances in the real exam.
  • Develop and practise the techniques required in the exam.
  • Provide extensive practice using exam material.
  • Give every student a practice oral interview with written feedback.

 

Expected Benefits

  • Greatly increase chances of passing the exam first time.
  • Get lots of practice with authentic exam materials and increase overall understanding of English.
  • Study with other students from different backgrounds to help and encourage one another.
  • Understand the exam syllabus for the Cambridge exams: First Certificate (FCE), Advanced Certificate (CAE),
    Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) and the IELTS general and academic certificates.

 

Audience

Minimum entry requirement for FCE class - B1 (Intermediate level)

Minimum entry requirement for CAE class - B2 (Upper Intermediate level)

Minimum entry requirement for CPE class - C1 (Advanced level)

 

Exam Availability

Test centres for Cambridge Suite exams are available in Portsmouth and Plymouth,
exams can be booked through the Academic Department on arrival.
Please check with Academic Department for availability of exam dates
before booking this course.

One of the UK Visas and Immigration ‘Approved SELT IELTS Test Centres’
for visa purposes is located in Portsmouth, exams taken at this location
must be booked via the British Council website.