Paper based exams - Dates, Fees and Apply

*Update - January 2021* Cambridge exams are unfortunately cancelled for the duration of the lockdown period. 

This page gives details of exam dates, deadlines for entry and prices for all the upcoming sessions for the following four exams. For more details about the exams themselves, please see the Cambridge ESOL Exams page http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/.

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Exam dates and deadlines

In the PET exams, all parts of the test usually take place on the same day. For FCE, CAE and CPE the speaking test takes place on the first day and the written and listening papers happen on the second day. The two days are usually in consecutive weeks.

In all cases, the closing entry date is the last date when we can definitely receive an application to take the exam. After the deadline dates, we may be able to accept candidates for that session but it will be necessary to pay a late entry fee of £25.

Exam Preparation Courses

We offer Cambridge exam preparation courses throughout the year to help you achieve the best possible result in your exam. Our 10 week courses typically start in January, April and October/September, and we also run a 4 week intensive course in August - if you book one of these courses, your exam is included in the cost of your course price. If you would like to study for fewer weeks this is possible too, however we would recommend first taking a level test so we can make sure your goals are realistic for the time you have. Find more details and dates for our preparation courses here

In addition to our full time courses, we also offer a part-time evening course for those already living and working in Bristol - see here

 

Listed below are the scheduled exam dates for the year ahead. Choose the level and date which is appropriate for you (you can read more about the different levels on offer here), and click through to register and pay for your place.

Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary (PET) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Price
Paper-based B1 Preliminary (PET) 15th March 2021 15th March 2021 15th March 2021 £105.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fs) 15th March 2021 15th March 2021 15th March 2021 £105.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B1 Preliminary (PET) 10th May 2021 10th May 2021 10th May 2021 £105.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fs) 10th May 2021 10th May 2021 10th May 2021 £105.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fs) 7th June 2021 7th June 2021 7th June 2021 £105.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B1 Preliminary (PET) 7th June 2021 7th June 2021 7th June 2021 £105.00 Enrol Now

Cambridge English - B2 First (FCE) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Price
Paper- based B2 First (FCE) 12th March 2021 12th March 2021 12th March 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
PB B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 15th March 2021 15th March 2021 15th March 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 29th March 2021 29th March 2021 29th March 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B2 First (FCE) 12th April 2021 12th April 2021 12th April 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 17th May 2021 17th May 2021 17th May 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 8th June 2021 8th June 2021 8th June 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 7th June 2021 7th June 2021 7th June 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
PB B2 First (FCE) 26th August 2021 26th August 2021 26th August 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
PB B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 4th December 2021 4th December 2021 4th December 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now

Cambridge English - C1 Advanced (CAE) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Price
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 6th February 2021 6th February 2021 6th February 2021 £190.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 13th March 2021 12th March 2021 13th March 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 17th April 2021 17th April 2021 17th April 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 8th May 2021 8th May 2021 8th May 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based C1 Advanced (CAE) 15th May 2021 15th May 2021 15th May 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 9th June 2021 9th June 2021 TBC £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 27th August 2021 27th August 2021 TBC £165.00 Enrol Now

Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency (CPE) Paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Price
PB C2 Proficiency, (CPE) 6th March 2021 6th March 2021 6th March 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
PB C2 Proficiency (CPE) 8th May 2021 8th May 2021 8th May 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now
PB C2 Proficiency (CPE) 11th June 2021 11th June 2021 11th June 2021 £165.00 Enrol Now

Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency (CPE) computer based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Price
Computer- based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 27th February 2021 27th February 2021 27th February 2021 £170.00 Enrol Now
Computer- based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 21st May 2021 21st May 2021 21st May 2021 £170.00 Enrol Now
Computer- based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 10th July 2021 10th July 2021 10th July 2021 £170.00 Enrol Now
Computer- based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 13th November 2021 13th November 2021 13th November 2021 £170.00 Enrol Now