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
08/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
11/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
22/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
29/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 22/05/2019 205€
13/07/2019 Computer 28/06/2019 or places run out* 205€
25/07/2019 Paper 19/06/2019 205€
27/07/2019 For Schools-Paper 19/06/2019 205€
22/08/2019 Paper 17/07/2019 205€

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Bizkaia

Bilbao

Exam date Type of exam Registration
25/05/19 Computer Closed
08/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed
08/06/19 Computer 26/05/19*
11/06/19 Paper Closed
15/06/19 For Schools-Computer 31/05/19*
22/06/19 Paper Closed
29/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed
13/07/19 Computer 30/06/19*
25/07/19 Paper 14/06/2019
27/07/19 For Schools-Paper 14/06/2019

Exam fee: 205€
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Portugalete - Santa Maria Ikastetxea

Exam date Type of exam Inscripción hasta
22/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed

Barakaldo-Colegio San Vicente de Paul Ikastetxea

Exam date Type of exam Inscripción hasta
15/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed

Gernika-San Fidel Ikastetxea

Exam date Type of exam Inscripción hasta
08/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed

Ondarroa-IES Ondarroa BHI

Exam date Type of exam Inscripción hasta
08/06/19 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
25/05/19 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
25/05/19 Computer Closed 205€
06/06/19 Computer 25/05/19* 205€
08/06/19 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
11/06/19 Paper Closed 205€
22/06/19 Paper Closed 205€
29/06/19 For Schools-Paper 23/05/19 205€
13/07/19 Computer 01/07/19 205€
25/07/19 Paper 20/06/19 205€
27/07/19 For Schools-Paper 20/06/19 205€
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
25/05/2019 Computer* Closed 205€
08/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper Closed 205€
29/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 22/05/2019 205€
25/07/2019 Paper 19/06/2019 205€
09/08/2019 Computer* 22/07/2019 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
25/05/2019 Computer Closed 205€
08/06/2019 For Schools-paper Closed 205€
22/06/2019 Paper Closed 205€
29/06/2019 For Schools-paper Closed 205€
13/07/2019 Computer 19/06/2019* 205€
25/07/2019 Paper 03/06/2019 205€
27/07/2019 For Schools-paper 03/06/2019 205€
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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%

See also