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Examination Courses

You can use your time with us to gain an internationally recognised language qualification. If you plan to enter higher education and widen your career prospects, our Examination Courses are for you. Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth can prepare you for the examination you wish to take. We’ll help you gain the skills, techniques and confidence to pass.

We offer a variety of courses for students at different levels. Preparation time for the examinations takes between 4 and 8 weeks. These lengths differ depending on the exam you choose. 

As well as learning in class, we give our students regular homework, examination counselling and some comprehensive mock examinations during their course. We also like to make sure you sit the right exam for your ability.

 

First Certificate in English (FCE)

FCE is the most widely taken examination, used to demonstrate using English effectively.

  • Recognised worldwide and suitable for professional purposes.
  • Course duration is between 9 and 12 weeks.
  • Course includes 21 hours of tuition per week.
  • Suitable for upper-intermediate level students. (B2)

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Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

CAE is becoming one of the most important Cambridge exams, especially for career purposes and UK university entry.

  • Course duration is 4 weeks.
  • Course includes 21 hours of tuition per week.
  • Suitable for advanced level students. (C1)

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Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

CPE is the most prestigious of the Cambridge exams, especially important for students working in a profession environment and aiming for UK university entry.

  • Course duration is 4 weeks
  • Course includes 21 hours of tuition per week.
  • Suitable for students who already have CAE.

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FCE summer course

FCE summer course is only available in August.

  • 30 hours per week.
  • Exam preparation.
  • Vocabulary input and speaking practice through local trips.
  • Exam fee included.

Please note suitable for upper-intermediate (CEF B2 level) students only.

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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The IELTS course consists of four-weeks of 21 hours of tuition per week. Lessons are held in the mornings and afternoons.

IELTS is an entry requirement for all British universities, foundation and further education courses. It is also a requirement for those who wish to work in the British medical profession. Minimum level required for this course is Intermediate.

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These are eight-week courses and consist of six hours of tuition on weekday afternoons.

Examination Courses Hours of Tuition per week One-to-one Course Length Level Requirement
KET 15 hours of general study 6 hours specific to requirement 6 weeks Elementary and pre-intermediate
PET 15 hours of general study 6 hours specific to requirement 6 weeks Intermediate
FCE 21 hours n/a 9-12 weeks Upper-intermediate
CAE 21 hours n/a 12 weeks Advanced
CPE 21 hours n/a 12 weeks Students need CAE
FCE summer course 30 hours n/a n/a Upper-intermediate
IELTS 21 hours n/a 4 weeks Intermediate
BEC 6 hours n/a 8 weeks Preliminary – intermediateVantage – upper intermediateHigher – advanced

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