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 be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed 200€

Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
02/12/2017 Paper - For Schools CLOSED 200€
09/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 200€
20/01/2018 Computer Based 07/01/2018 or places run out* 200€
24/02/2018 Computer Based 11/02/2018 or places run out* 200€
10/03/2018 Paper 04/02/2018 200€
17/03/2018 Paper - For Schools 11/02/2018 200€

* Limited places

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
02/12/2017 Computer 17/11/2017or places run out* 200€
02/12/2017 Paper - For Schools CLOSED 200€
09/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 200€
20/01/2018 Computer 05/01/2018 200€
24/02/2018 Computer 11/02/2018 200€
10/03/2018 Paper 02/02/2018 200€
17/03/2018 Paper - For Schools 09/02/2018 200€

Limited places

 PORTUGALETE

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
To be confirmed For Schools - Paper To be confirmed

GERNIKA-LUMO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
To be confirmed For Schools - Paper To be confirmed

ONDARROA

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
To be confirmed For Schools - Paper To be confirmed

Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
18/11/17 For Schools - Paper CLOSED 200€
24/11/17 Computer CLOSED 200€
02/12/17 Computer Extended until 21/11/17**. Register now! 200€
09/12/17 Paper 29/10/17 200€
20/01/18 Computer 07/01/18** 200€
24/02/18 Computer 11/02/18** 200€

** Limited places

 

Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To be confirmed Paper To be confirmed 200€

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
02/12/2017 Paper - For Schools CLOSED 200€
09/12/2017 Paper 27/10/2017 200€
10/03/2018 Paper From 15/01/2018 to 02/02/2018 200€
09/06/2018 Paper From 15/01/2018 to 04/05/2018 200€
09/06/2018 Paper - For Schools From 15/01/2018 to 04/05/2018 200€
30/06/2018 Paper - For Schools From 15/01/2018 to 25/05/2018 200€
26/07/2018 Paper From 15/01/2018 to 22/06/2018 200€

Limited places

 

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
09/12/2017 Paper closed 200€

Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
02/12/2017 Paper-For Schools CLOSED 200€
09/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 200€
20/01/2018 Computer 07/01/2018 200€
24/02/2018 Computer 04/02/2018 200€
10/03/2018 Paper 22/01/2018 200€
14/04/2018 Paper 25/02/2018 200€
05/05/2018 For Schools - Paper 01/02/2018 a 20/03/2018 200€
19/05/2018 Paper 01/02/2018 a 20/03/2018 200€
*Limited places

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%

See also