Summary

The Cambridge First Certificate in English demonstrates an upper-intermediate level of English (CEFR B2 level). It is recognised internationally by employers, colleges and universities as proof that you can independently use English well enough to live and work in a English speaking country or study on a course taught in English.

The aim of our FCE preparation course is to prepare you as fully as possible for the examination. Our qualified teachers will ensure you know how approach each question type and have had plenty of practice in each of the exam papers. You will follow a course book and be provided with additional learning materials. You will be expected to complete 1-2 hours of homework per day.

These are:

  • Reading and Use of English
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

You will complete regular practice tests and receive detailed feedback on your progress from your teacher throughout the course.

Taking the Exam

The Liverpool School of English is a Cambridge exam centre so you can take the exam here at the end of your course. All parts of the exam will take in place in the final week of your course.  The exam fee is currently £120 though subject to change.

Course Options

We know how important it is to have a course that fits around your needs and availability which is why we offer 2 different lesson options for FCE preparation:

Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation 8 (Part-Time)

  • 8 Lessons per week
  • PM

Cambridge FCE Preparation 23 (General English 15 + Exam Preparation 8)

  • 23 Lessons per week
  • AM and PM

If you choose FCE Preparation 23 you will study General English in the mornings to improve your overall competence (15 lessons per week). These will be complemented by your afternoon classes of exam preparation (8 lessons per week).

Applying

When you apply to take a Cambridge Examination course, we will send you a pre-test to check that you are at the right level for the course. If you are unsure of your level and would like to take a quick test to give you a general indication, you can do so here.

Timetable

Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation 8 (Part-Time)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1pm-3pm Vocabulary: Nature and animals, collocations, dependent prepositions (Use of English). Listening: Animals and humans (Part 3). Grammar: Phrasal verbs Reading: A Dog’s Life (Paper 1, Part 7). Speaking: Points of view (Speaking part 4). Use of English: Word Formation (Paper 1, Part 3). Speaking: Comparing photographs (Speaking part 2). Writing: An essay (Paper 2, Part 1). Grammar: Passives, essay structure. Exam practice: Previous paper.
Cambridge FCE Preparation 23 (GE 15 plus Exam preparation 8)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am-12 General English Vocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and Eating. Listening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous. Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms. Pronunciation: Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality. Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
1pm-3 Exam Preparation Vocabulary: Nature and animals, collocations, dependent prepositions (Use of English). Listening: Animals and humans (Part 3). Grammar: Phrasal verbs. Reading: A Dog’s Life (Paper 1, Part 7). Speaking: Points of view (Speaking part 4). Use of English: Word Formation (Paper 1, Part 3). Speaking: Comparing photographs (Speaking part 2). Writing: An essay (Paper 2, Part 1). Grammar: Passives, essay structure. Exam practice: Previous paper.

Prices

Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation 8 (Part-Time):

  • £105 per week

Cambridge FCE Preparation 23 (Full-Time):

  • 10 weeks: £2,150
  • 12 Weeks: £2,580

Fees include:

  • All course books and materials
  • International Student Insurance
  • Access to the LSe-Learning online platform to keep developing your skills outside the classroom. This is valid for one year from the start of the course.
  • Access to our fantastic Social Programme (please see page for prices)
  • Access to a wide range of free support classes (maximum 3 per week)
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course
  • Mid-course 1 to 1 tutorial with your main course teacher

Extra Course Fees:

  • Registration Fee £50
  • Examination fee is £120 (subject to change)
  • CAS Fee (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) £21 (subject to change) *
  • Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application) *

*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has

Holidays:

There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees:

  • 14 April 2017
  • 17 April 2017
  • 1 May 2017
  • 29 May 2017
  • 28 August 2017

FAQ's

How long are the lessons?

Lessons last for 55 minutes

Can I do the course without the exam?

Yes if you want to do the course only that is possible

I can’t come for the full 10/12 weeks, is it still possible to come for some of the course?

Please send us a message to discuss your availability and we can help you with your enquiry