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
20/06/2020 Paper 30/04/2020 207€
27/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 06/05/2020 207€

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Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/04/2020 Paper Closed 207€
09/05/2020 Papel-For Schools 12/04/2020 207€
16/05/2020 Paper 19/04/2020 207€
06/06/2020 Paper 16/04/2020 207€
06/06/2020 Papel-For Schools 16/04/2020 207€
20/06/2020 Paper 30/04/2020 207€
27/06/2020 Papel-For Schools 06/05/2020 207€
11/07/2020 (am) Computer* 08/06/2020 or places run out* 207€
25/07/2020 Papel-For Schools 04/06/2020 207€
30/07/2020 Paper 08/06/2020 207€
27/08/2020 Paper 16/07/2020 207€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline
07/04/2020 Computer* Closed
08/05/2020 For Schools-Computer* 26/04/2020*
21/05/2020 For Schools-Paper 12/04/2020
23/05/2020 Computer* 10/05/2020*
04/06/2020 Computer* 24/05/2020*
06/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 26/04/2020
09/06/2020 Paper 26/04/2020
13/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 26/04/2020
20/06/2020 For Schools-Computer* 07/06/2020*
20/06/2020 Paper 03/05/2020
* Limited places
Exam fee: 207€

PORTUGALETE

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline
20/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2020

ONDARROA

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline
TO CONFIRM For Schools-Paper TO CONFIRM

BARAKALDO

Exam date Type of exam Registration deadline
13/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2020

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Galicia

Santiago de Compostela - Eurolingua

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
07/04/2020 Computer* Closed 207€
23/05/2020 Computer* 10/05/2020 or places run out 207€
13/06/2020 Computer* 29/05/2020 or places run out 207€
31/07/2020 Computer* 15/07/2020 or places run out 207€

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Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
07/04/20 Computer Closed 207€
18/04/20 Paper Closed 207€
08/05/20 For Schools-Computer 26/04/20 or places run out* 207€
09/05/20 For Schools-Paper 31/03/20 207€
16/05/20 Paper 09/04/20 207€
23/05/20 Computer 11/05/20 or places run out* 207€
27/05/20 For Schools-Paper 20/04/20 207€
04/06/20 Computer 23/05/20 207€
06/06/20 For Schools-Paper 28/04/20 207€
09/06/20 Paper 04/05/20 207€
20/06/20 Paper 13/05/20 207€
27/06/20 For Schools-Paper 21/05/20 207€
11/07/20 Computer 26/06/20 or places run out* 207€
25/07/20 For Schools-Paper 18/06/20 207€
30/07/20 Paper 25/06/20 207€

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Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
16/05/2020 Paper 19/04/2020 207€

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Navarra

Pamplona - Georgetown Academy

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/06/2020 Computer 29/05/2020 or places run out 207€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
23/05/2020 Computer 05/05/2020 or places run out* 207€
06/06/2020 Paper 16/04/2020 207€
06/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 16/04/2020 207€
27/06/2020 For Schools-Paper 06/05/2020 207€
30/07/2020 Paper 08/06/2020 207€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 207€

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Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/04/2020 Paper Closed 207€
25/04/2020 For Schools-paper Closed 207€
09/05/2020 For Schools-paper 23/03/2020 207€
16/05/2020 Paper 01/04/2020 207€
06/06/2020 For Schools-paper 08/04/2020 207€
13/06/2020 Computer 01/05/2020 or places run out* 207€
20/06/2020 Paper 20/04/2020 207€
27/06/2020 For Schools-paper 01/05/2020 207€
25/07/2020 For Schools-paper 01/06/2020 207€
30/07/2020 Paper 01/06/2020 207€
31/07/2020 Computer 01/06/2020 or places run out* 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%