Cambridge English First (FCE)

The Devon School of English has a long history of success in preparing students for Cambridge Examinations. Our First Certificate courses are 4, 8, 9 or 12 weeks long depending on the time of year.
Availability: Selected dates- please see below
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Maximum Class Size: 12
Minimum Age: 16
Only available on dates listed below:

4-week course dates: July 31st to 25th August, 2017
(examination on August 24th, 2017)

8-week course dates: July 3rd to 25th August, 2017
(examination on August 24th, 2017)

9-week course dates
: January 9th to March 11th, 2017
(examination on March 10th 2017)

12-week course dates
: March 20th to June 11th, 2017
(examination on June 6th, 2017)
and September 11th to 1st December, 2017 (examination on November 28th, 2017)

The Devon School of English has a long history of success in preparing students for Cambridge Examinations. Our First Certificate courses are 4, 8, 9 or 12 weeks long depending on the time of year. It is possible to join courses for shorter periods, but strictly by arrangement with the School.

Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)

This exam can be taken in March, June, August and December. The First Certificate Exam is a demanding test for good B2 Upper Intermediate level students. Students starting the course should already have a high B1 Intermediate level. Cambridge English First (FCE) is an important, internationally-recognised qualification with widespread acceptance in commerce and industry. Students attend the course for 23 hours a week - 15 general and 8 exam preparation.

Courses commence 4, 8, 9 or 12 weeks before the examination date. You will follow a syllabus that has been carefully designed to take you step-by-step up to the required level. You will be carefully monitored by tests and tutorials by your class teacher and the Director of Studies, and you will receive homework daily. As the exam date approaches, you will be given mock interviews and plenty of practice using past examination papers.

Since 2005, over 120 students have taken the FCE test after completing the course - 71% of them achieved A,B or C passes.

Our Cambridge English First (FCE) Courses include:

  • 23 one-hour lessons per week - 15 general and 8 exam preparation
  • Small classes with a maximum of 12 students per class
  • Highly-qualified, permanent staff with years of experience teaching Cambridge examination classes
  • Attractive, well-equipped classrooms
  • Free books and materials
  • Homework every evening
  • Access to free student counselling
  • Self-access centre available up to 10 hours per week after classes for extra practice in listening/speaking/reading/grammar.
  • Access to free daily newspapers
  • Access to the student library

How much does it cost?

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Please be advised, there is an £8 fee added to all transactions to cover international bank charges. A non-refundable enrolment fee of £77 applies to all course bookings, plus a £41 accommodation booking fee. If you have any other questions, please CONTACT US and we will do our best to help.

If you require any further information or assistance, please CONTACT US and we will do our best to help.

Please note: If you are under 18 booking on a General English 15 hour course, you will be at school and supervised Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 12:30. If you are booking on a English 23 hour course you will be in school from 09:00 until 15:30 Monday to Thursday, finishing on Friday at 12:30. Outside of these periods, and during the 30 minute morning coffee break and 60 minute lunch break, you will not be supervised and will have free time in the afternoons after lessons, in the evenings and at weekends.

We do provide information and support for the students on staying safe in their free time, and a wide range of afternoon and evening activities and day trips at weekend are organized by the school – students need to book and pay for these individually. There are full day excursions organized at the weekends, and students can book and pay for these during the week. It is also possible by arrangement for you to join some of the activities of our teenager school which runs in parallel (again on a pay-as-you-go basis).



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