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 Group Examination Courses are for you. Southbourne School of English can prepare you for the examination you wish to take. We’ll help you gain the skills, techniques and confidence to pass.

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We offer a variety of Group Examination Courses for students at different levels. Preparation time for the examinations take 4 weeks. These lengths differ depending on the exam you choose.

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

 

Cambridge First (formerly known as FCE)

Cambridge First is the most widely taken examination, used to demonstrate the effective use of English.

  • Recognised worldwide and suitable for professional purposes.
  • Course duration is 4 weeks.
  • Course includes 21 hours of tuition per week.
  • Suitable for upper-intermediate level students. (B2)

Check “Adult Courses Pricelist” for dates and prices

 

Cambridge Advanced (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 professional environment and aiming for UK university entry.

  • Course duration is 4 weeks
  • Course includes 21 hours of tuition per week.
  • Suitable for students at C2 level, or already have CAE.

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Cambridge First summer course (formerly known as FCE)

Cambridge First summer course is only available in August.

  • 21 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. The minimum level required for this course is Intermediate (B1)

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Cambridge First (formerly known as FCE)

  • Hours of Tuition per week – 21 hours
  • One-to-one – n/a
  • Course Length – 4 weeks
  • Level Requirements – Upper-intermediate (B2)

 

CAE

  • Hours of Tuition per week – 21 hours
  • One-to-one – n/a
  • Course Length – 4 weeks
  • Level Requirements – Advanced (C1)

 

CPE

  • Hours of Tuition per week – 21 hours
  • One-to-one – n/a
  • Course Length – 4 weeks
  • Level Requirements – Students need CAE or C2 level

 

IELTS

  • Hours of Tuition per week – 21 hours
  • One-to-one – n/a
  • Course Length – 4 weeks
  • Level Requirements – Intermediate (B1)