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Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
BSGS is committed to improving literacy and communication skills for foreign students to improve their employment prospects. To this end, we provide preparation classes for the internationally recognised Cambridge First Certificate Exam. This course focuses on writing and grammar as well as speaking and listening, using a variety of traditional resources. The course is for (upper) intermediate level students. Practical exercises are given such as writing letters, reports and articles, listening tests and role-play activities.
Apart from our very competitive prices we also offer:
Free trial lesson - no need to make an appointment, just drop in and see us!
Part-time or full-time hours (eg. 4, 6, 10 or 20 hours per week)
Morning and evening classes (Mon to Fri; we are closed on Saturday/Sunday)
Flexible schedule (students can change hours any time according to their work rotas or personal commitments)
No registration fee!
* No books are required for this course as the teacher will provide all relevant materials such as print-outs and worksheets at no extra cost. However, students may buy recommended books to further aid and support their learning.
* Exam fees are not included in the course price and need to be booked by the candidate independently as and when they are ready. However, the teacher may advise them and guide them in this matter. The exam fee is approximately £125.
* There are no specific course start/end dates as it is ongoing and continuous so students can join any day.
There are 4 parts to the exam:
Reading & Use of English: understanding of texts e.g. articles; grammar and vocabulary - 75 mins (40% of overall mark)
Writing: ability to compose 2 forms of writing e.g. letters (formal and informal), reports - 80 mins (20% of overall mark)
Listening: comprehension of audio materials eg. news broadcasts and everyday dialogues - 40 mins (20% of mark)
Speaking: ability to communicate orally in a pair or group discussion - 14 mins (20% of overall mark)
Pass grades: A, B, C. Fail: D, E or U.
The FCE test can be taken most months in either paper-based or computer-based format. The paper-based test can be taken in March, May, June, August and December. The computer-based test can be taken in February, April, July, August and November. Not all test centres will administer both types of test. The FCE exam is set at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.