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 205€

Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
28/09/2018 Computer 14/09/2018 or places run out* 205€
13/10/2018 Paper 10/09/2018 205€
10/11/2018 Paper 08/10/2018 205€
01/12/2018 For Schools-Paper 28/10/2018 205€
15/12/2018 Paper 11/11/2018 205€

* Limited places

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
14/07/2018 Computer  Closed 200€
26/07/2018 Paper Closed 200€
28/09/2018 Computer 14/09/2018 or places run out* 205€
20/10/2018 Computer 07/10/2018 or places run out* 205€
17/11/2018 For Schools - Computer 04/11/2018 or places run out* 205€
01/12/2018 For Schools - Paper 26/10/2018 205€
04/12/2018 For Schools - Computer 20/11/2018 205€
04/12/2018 Paper 02/11/2018 205€
15/12/2018 Paper 08/11/2018 205€

Limited places

Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
28/09/18 Computer 18/09/18 Last free places available.
Register now!
205€
13/10/18 Paper 09/09/18 205€
20/10/18 Computer 07/10/18 205€
02/11/18 For Schools-Computer 21/10/18* 205€
10/11/18 Paper 07/10/18 205€
17/11/18 For Schools-Paper 12/10/18 205€
23/11/18 Computer 11/11/18* 205€
01/12/18 Computer 18/11/18* 205€
15/12/18 Paper 11/11/18 205€

*Limited places

Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 205€

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
20/10/2018 Computer Until 05/10/2018 or places run out* 205€
01/12/2018 Paper - For Schools Until 26/10/2018 205€
15/12/2018 Paper Until 09/11/2018 205€

Limited places

 

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 205€

Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
28/09/2018 Computer* 10/09/2018* 205€
20/10/2018 Computer* 03/10/2018* 205€
01/12/2018 For Schools - Paper 15/10/2018 205€
15/12/2018 Paper 01/11/2018 205€
*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