First Certificate in English (FCE)

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
27/07/2017 Paper CLOSED 198€
24/08/2017 Paper Extended until 20/07/2017*
Last free places
198€
07/10/2017 Paper To confirm 200€
04/11/2017 Paper To confirm 200€
02/12/2017 Paper - For Schools To confirm 200€
09/12/2017 Paper To confirm 200€

Limited places

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
27/07/2017 Paper CLOSED 198€
22/09/2017 Computer 08/09/2017o agotar plazas* 200€
14/10/2017 Computer 29/09/2017o agotar plazas* 200€
02/12/2017 Computer 17/11/2017o agotar plazas* 200€
02/12/2017 Paper - For Schools 27/10/2017 200€
09/12/2017 Paper 27/10/2017 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
04/08/17 Computer 20/07/17** 198€
24/08/17 Paper 16/07/17 198€
22/09/17 Computer 03/09/17** 200€
07/10/17 Paper 27/08/17 200€
14/10/17 Computer 24/09/17**  200€
04/11/17 Paper 24/09/17  200€
11/11/17 (PM sesion) For schools - Computer 22/10/17**  200€
18/11/17 For Schools - Paper 08/10/17 200€
24/11/17 Computer 12/11/17** 200€
02/12/17 Computer 12/11/17** 200€
09/12/17 Paper 15/10/17 200€

** 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
27/07/2017 Paper CLOSED 198€
04/08/2017 Computer 20/07/2017 or places run out* 198€
14/10/2017 Computer 30/09/2017 or places run out* 200€
02/12/2017 Paper - For Schools 27/10/2017 200€
09/12/2017 Paper 27/10/2017 200€

Limited places

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
27/07/2017 Paper CLOSED 198€

Valencia

The Cambridge: First Certificate exam (FCE) fee is 198€

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
27/07/2017 Paper CLOSED 198€
14/10/2017 Computer* From 04/09 to 20/09 200€
09/12/2017 Computer-For Schools* From 04/09 to 10/11 200€
09/12/2017 Paper From 04/09 to 16/10 200€
*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%