Cambridge CAE YLs

British Council

The best preparation for the Cambridge English Advanced for your child

Here at the British Council we are experts in language exams, and every year we help over two million people worldwide to certify their level of English. Our extensive experience in this field enables us to offer your child a unique perspective on how to approach the Cambridge English Advanced exam successfully and gain an internationally-recognised qualification at the C1 level. 

In our Cambridge Advanced preparation course for young learners, we help students aged 12 to 17 to develop specific techniques for each part of the exam.


On this Cambridge Advanced or CAE preparation course, our expert teachers will help your child to perform to the best of their ability on the day of the test, through a range of activities, practice tests using past exam papers, and strategies for each part of the test.


The Cambridge English Advanced or CAE qualification, aimed at students of an Advanced level, demonstrates the linguistic abilities needed to understand published materials such as magazines and fiction and non-fiction books, write texts of different genres, understand a variety of spoken language, and the ability to communicate effectively in real-life situations.

The exam consists of four papers, testing the four language skills as well as grammar and vocabulary: Reading and Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes), Writing (1 hour 30 minutes), Listening (40 minutes) and Speaking (15 minutes). Reading and Use of English counts for 40% of the total marks, while the other three papers count for 20% each.

Cambridge English Advanced is the ideal test for teenagers preparing for a promising academic future. Passing this exam will allow them to make the most of their studies in English-speaking countries and to obtain an internationally-recognised certificate at the advanced (C1) level.

Course overview

DURATION: annual, termly or summer intensive options. Explore the options available in your city below.


AGE: 12 to 17 years

What your child will learn

On this course your child will:

  • prepare thoroughly for the Cambridge English: Advanced exam and develop essential exam techniques
  • improve their ability and confidence when using spoken and written English in a wide variety of situations
  • reach the level needed for the Cambridge English: Advanced exam.

Your study options

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