First Certificate
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British Council

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

Andorra

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

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Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
09/11/2019 Paper Closed 207€
14/12/2019 Paper 31/10/2019 207€
11/01/2020 Computer* 17/12/2019 or places run out* 207€
22/02/2020 Computer* 06/02/2020 or places run out* 207€
07/03/2020 Paper 28/01/2020 207€
14/03/2020 Papel-For Schools 04/02/2020 207€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
22/11/2019 Computer* 08/11/2019* 207€
30/11/2019 Computer* 17/11/2019* 207€
30/11/2019 For Schools-Paper 27/10/2019 207€
03/12/2019 For Schools-Computer* 14/11/2019* 207€
14/12/2019 Paper 10/11/2019 207€

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Galicia

Santiago de Compostela - Eurolingua

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
22/11/2019 Computer* 07/11/2019 or places run out 207€
30/11/2019 Computer* 15/11/2019 or places run out 207€

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Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
05/11/19 For Schools-Computer Closed 207€
09/11/19 Paper Closed 207€
16/11/19 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
22/11/19 Computer 10/11/19 or places run out* 207€
30/11/19 Computer 18/11/19 or places run out** 207€
07/12/19 For Schools-Computer 25/11/19 or places run out* 207€
14/12/19 Paper 07/11/19 207€
11/01/20 Computer 17/12/19 or places run out* 207€
22/02/20 Computer 10/02/20 or places run out* 207€
07/03/20 Paper 30/01/20 207€
12/03/20 For Schools-Computer 29/02/20 or places run out* 207€

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Menorca

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

Navarra

Pamplona - Georgetown Academy

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

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
30/11/2019 For Schools-Paper Closed 207€
14/12/2019 Paper Closed 207€
07/03/2020 Paper 28/01/2020 207€
14/03/2020 For Schools-Paper 04/02/2020 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
30/11/2019 For Schools-paper Closed 207€
14/12/2019 Paper 29/10/2019 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%