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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 209€

Andorra

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 209€
To confirm Paper-For Schools To confirm 209€

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Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
06/11/2021 Paper Closed 209€
27/11/2021 Paper-For Schools 24/10/2021 209€
11/12/2021 Paper 03/11/2021 209€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
19/11/2021 Computer 07/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
20/11/2021 For Schools-Computer 07/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
04/12/2021 Computer 21/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
04/12/2021 For Schools-Paper 29/10/2021 209€
11/12/2021 For Schools-Computer 29/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
11/12/2021 Paper 05/11/2021 209€
*Limited places available

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
04/12/2021 For Schools-Paper 29/10/2021 209€

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Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline Price
06/11/2021 Paper 30/09/2021 209€
19/11/2021 Computer 07/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
04/12/2021 Computer 22/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
11/12/2021 Paper 04/11/2021 209€

*Limited places
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Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
16/05/2020 Paper Closed 209€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/11/2021 Computer* 26/10/2021 or places run out* 209€
13/11/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 209€
11/12/2021 Paper 03/11/2021 209€

Limited places
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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 209€

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Valencia

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
06/11/2021 Paper 21/09/2021 209€
20/11/2021 For Schools-Computer* 05/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
04/12/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 209€
04/12/2021 Computer* 19/11/2021 or places run out* 209€
11/12/2021 Paper Closed 209€
*Limited places

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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%