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Cambridge English Exams

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We can help you prepare for Cambridge exams at Guildford College!

Our Cambridge exam preparation courses are offered at First (FCE), Advanced (CAE), and Proficiency (CPE) levels and provide learners with the chance to study for an internationally recognised qualification.

The aim of these classes is to enable the students to obtain the necessary ability to enable them to pass the exam, and also to improve their English language.

These exam lessons include work on all the skills; writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking and involve detailed preparation for all the different parts of the exams. The courses cover a large variety of examination topics and use well regarded course books which work on the skills necessary for the exam. The teachers also offer practice tests using past papers and work from a number of recommended books.

The study dates are flexible, you can start the course almost any Monday and study for a minimum of 4 weeks. It is £21 per class, and there is a £40 registration fee. 

FCE: Monday, 12.45pm - 2.45pm
CAE: Monday; 12.45pm - 2.45pm
CPE: Tuesday; 6.30pm - 8.30pm

To enrol, you will need to do a placement test (unless you already have a certificate that shows your current English level). You can book a placement test by emailing us on or calling us on 01483 44 86 90.

Exams Sessions

Guildford College organises two Cambridge English exam sessions a year, June and December. The exam sessions are open for both our students and for external candidates who do not need to be enrolled on any of our courses. We only offer PAPER-BASED exams for the following levels:



PET      (Cambridge English: Preliminary)

Level B1

FCE      (Cambridge English: First)

Level B2

CAE      (Cambridge English: Advanced)        

Level C1

CPE      (Cambridge English: Proficiency)

Level C2


June 2020 Session

Our next Cambridge English exam session will be in June 2020. These are the exam dates for the written components for each exam level:


Written Exam Date

Candidate Fee

Candidate Fee

B1: Preliminary

Saturday 13 June 2020



B2: First

Saturday 20 June 2020



C1: Advanced

Saturday 20 June 2020



C2: Proficiency

Friday 12 June 2020




The date we have requested for the speaking component is Sunday 14 June 2020.

Please DO NOT make any travel arrangements on your exam days as we will not be able to offer alternative dates.

If you want to register for one of the Cambridge English exams with us you will have to do so by Friday 24 April 2020 which is the registration closing date.

You can download the exam entry form here: Candidate Registration Form

You can also download all the information for this exam session here: Additional Information

Ensure that the entry form is completed and returned to Guildford College by the registration deadline. Please, attach a photocopy of your PASSPORT or ID to complete your registration. Entries may be paid at Guildford College Admissions and Advice Centre (Room G42) by cash, appropriate credit/debit card, cheque made payable to Activate Learning.

Students currently enrolled at Guildford College can make payment by phone on 0800 612 6008 (this form must be given in to the Exams Office following payment)


UK Visa and Immigration

Guildford College DOES NOT accept entries for UK Visa and immigration purposes other than ILR and Citizenship. Please, visit Cambridge English website to read the information regarding Visa and immigration:

For further information please contact the Exams team:

Tel: 01483 44 85 84


01483 44 85 00

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