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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

Álava

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Carmelitas del Sagrado Corazón)

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm For Schools-Paper To confirm 215€

Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/02/2023 Computer 07/02/2023 or places run out* 215€
04/03/2023 Paper 29/01/2023 215€
25/03/2023 Paper-For Schools 19/02/2022 215€
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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/02/2023 Computer 05/02/2023 or places run out* 215€
04/03/2023 Paper 25/01/2023 215€
09/03/2023 For Schools-Computer 26/02/2023 or places run out* 215€
18/03/2023 Computer 05/03/2023 or places run out* 215€
25/03/2023 For Schools-Paper 15/02/2023 215€
04/04/2023 Computer 19/03/2023 or places run out* 215€
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Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
18/02/2023 Computer 06/02/2023 or places run out* 215€
04/03/2023 Paper 26/01/2023 215€
18/03/2023 Computer 06/03/2023 or places run out* 215€
25/03/2023 Paper-For Schools 16/02/2023 215€
04/04/2023 Computer 23/03/2023 or places run out* 215€
22/04/2023 Paper 14/03/2023 215€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
28/01/2023 For Schools-Computer* Closed 215€
18/02/2023 Computer* 07/02/2023 or places run out* 215€
25/03/2023 For Schools-Paper 19/02/2023 215€
22/04/2023 Paper 15/03/2023 215€

Limited places
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Santiago de Compostela

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Computer To confirm 215€
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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 215€

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Valencia

VALENCIA
 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
18/02/2023 Computer* 26/01/2023 or places run out* 215€
04/03/2023 Paper Closed 215€
25/03/2023 For Schools-Paper 09/02/2023 215€
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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%