FCE First Certificate

Cambridge English: First (FCE) qualification shows that a student has the language skills they need to communicate in an English-speaking environment.

It’s also a great way to prepare for higher-level exams such as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

Cambridge English: First for Schools is targeted at the same CEFR level as Cambridge English: First (FCE) but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

Key facts
CEFR level: B2
Scale score: 160–190
Test format: Computer or paper-based
No. of papers: 4
Exam length: About 3.5 hours

Cambridge English: First qualification shows that students can:
communicate effectively face to face, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
write clear, detailed English, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
follow the news
write letters, reports, stories and lots of other types of text.

Reasons to choose Cambridge English: First :
Easily integrated into a school’s curriculum.
Part of a suite of exams that offer step-by-step progression for students.
Comprehensive support with exam preparation and administration.
Students can gain a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide.Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools qualification shows that a student has the language skills they need to communicate in an English-speaking environment.

It’s also a great way to prepare for higher-level exams such as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).