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
22/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
29/06/2019 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€

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Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/07/2019 Computer* Extended until 02/07/2019. Last free places available. Register Now! 205€
25/07/2019 Paper Closed 205€
27/07/2019 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
22/08/2019 Paper 17/07/2019 205€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline
27/09/2019 Ordenador 14/09/2019*
19/10/2019 Ordenador 07/10/2019*
22/11/2019 Ordenador 08/11/2019*
30/11/2019 Ordenador 17/11/2019*
30/11/2019 For Schools-Papel 27/10/2019
03/12/2019 For Schools-Ordenador 14/11/2019*
14/12/2019 Papel 10/11/2019

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Portugalete - Santa Maria Ikastetxea

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline
22/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed

Galicia

NARON -ST JOHNS

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/07/2019 Computer* 22/06/2019* 205€

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Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
22/06/19 Paper Closed 205€
29/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
13/07/19 Computer 01/07/19 205€
25/07/19 Paper Closed 205€
27/07/19 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
09/08/19 Computer 28/07/19 205€
22/08/19 Paper 18/07/19 205€

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Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/05/2019 Paper Closed 205€

Navarra

Pamplona - Georgetown Academy

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
08/06/2019 Computer Closed 205€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
29/06/2019 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
25/07/2019 Paper Closed 205€
09/08/2019 Computer* 21/07/2019 or until places run out 205€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
08/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€

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Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
22/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
29/06/2019 For Schools-paper Closed 205€
13/07/2019 Computer Closed 205€
25/07/2019 Paper Closed 205€
27/07/2019 For Schools-paper Closed 205€
27/09/2019 Computer* 12/09/2019 or places run out 207€
19/10/2019 Computer* 02/10/2019 or places run out 207€
30/11/2019 For Schools-paper 14/10/2019 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%