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Cambridge English: First is also called the First Certificate in English (FCE) and First Certificate in English for Schools (FCEfS). This general English qualification proves that you can speak and write English well enough to work or study in an English-speaking environment.

Level of qualification: Upper intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework.

Exam dates, fees and locations

Álava

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Carmelitas del Sagrado Corazón)

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
19/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2021 207€

Andorra

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
19/06/2021 Paper 21/04/2021 207€
26/06/2021 Paper-For Schools 04/05/2021 207€

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Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
17/04/2021 Paper Closed 207€
15/05/2021 Paper Closed 207€
22/05/2021 Paper-For Schools Closed 207€
05/06/2021 Paper Closed 207€
05/06/2021 Paper-For Schools Closed 207€
26/06/2021 Paper 04/05/2021 207€
26/06/2021 Paper-For Schools 04/05/2021 207€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
07/05/2021 For Schools-Computer 25/04/2021 or places run out*
22/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed
29/05/2021 Computer 16/05/2021 or places run out*
03/06/2021 Computer 23/05/2021 or places run out*
05/06/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed
12/06/2021 Paper 30/04/2021
19/06/2021 For Schools-Computer Closed
24/06/2021 For Schools-Computer 11/06/2021 or places run out*
26/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 07/05/2021
29/06/2021 Computer 11/06/2021 or places run out*
16/07/2021 Computer 04/07/2021 or places run out*
20/07/2021 For Schools-Computer 09/07/2021 or places run out*
24/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 14/06/2021
29/07/2021 Paper 14/06/2021

Price B2 First: 207€
*Limited places available

Gernika-Lumo (San Fidel Ikastetxea)

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
19/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2021 207€

Barakaldo (Paules Ikastetxea)

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
30/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 14/05/2021 207€

Portugalete (Santa Maria Ikastetxea)

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
12/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 30/04/2021 207€

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Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
24/04/21 Computer 18/04/2021 or places run out* 207€
24/04/21 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
30/04/21 Paper Closed 207€
07/05/21 For Schools-Computer 24/04/2021 or places run out* 207€
15/05/21 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
22/05/21 Paper Closed 207€
29/05/21 Computer 17/05/2021 or places run out* 207€
03/06/21 Computer 21/05/2021 or places run out* 207€
05/06/21 For Schools-Paper 15/04/2021 207€
08/06/21 Paper 30/04/2021 207€
19/06/21 Paper 30/04/2021 207€
10/07/21 Computer 28/06/2021 or places run out* 207€
24/07/21 For Schools-Paper 11/06/2021 207€
29/07/21 Paper 11/06/2021 207€

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Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
16/05/2020 Paper Closed 207€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
29/05/2021 Computer* 14/05/2021 or places run out* 207€
29/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
05/06/2021 Paper Closed 207€
26/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 04/05/2021 207€
03/07/2021 Paper 04/05/2021 207€
29/07/2021 Paper 02/06/2021 207€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 207€

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Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
07/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
08/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
12/05/2021 Computer* Closed 207€
15/05/2021 Paper Closed 207€
22/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
29/05/2021 Computer* 12/05/2021 or places run out* 207€
03/06/2021 Computer* 12/05/2021 or places run out* 207€
04/06/2021 For Schools-Computer* 11/05/2021 or places run out* 207€
12/06/2021 Paper Closed 207€
12/06/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
29/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 04/05/2021 207€
01/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 04/05/2021 207€
02/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 04/05/2021 207€
03/07/2021 Paper 04/05/2021 207€
16/07/2021 Computer* 22/06/2021 or places run out* 207€
23/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 25/05/2021 207€
24/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 25/05/2021 207€
29/07/2021 Paper 25/05/2021 207€
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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?

You should study for the FCE if you want to work in an English-speaking business, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • write short reports and emails
  • explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English
  • understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

There are five parts to the FCE exam. You will complete papers Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.

 FCE / FCEFS READING AND USE OF ENGLISH WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1hr 15 mins 1 hr 20 mins 40 mins 14 mins 
Marks (% of total) 40% 20% 20% 20%