Exams - Dates, Fees and Apply

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.

You can book your place for an exam too - click 'Apply now' to register and check out online.

 

Find out more about Paper-based vs computer-based exams here

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 may 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 - B2 First (FCE) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Last Booking Date Price
Paper Based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 22nd November 2022 22nd November 2022 22nd November 2022 3rd November 2022 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 10th December 2022 9th December 2022 (to be confirmed) 10th December 2022 23rd November 2022 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 4th March 2023 3rd March 2023 4th March 2023 15th February 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 10th March 2023 9th March 2023 10th March 2023 21st February 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 6th June 2023 5th June 2023 6th June 2023 17th May 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 24th August 2023 23rd August 2023 24th August 2023 7th August 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 28th November 2023 27th November 2023 28th November 2023 9th November 2023 TBC Enrol Now

Cambridge English - C1 Advanced (CAE) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Last Booking Date Price
Paper-based C1 Advanced (CAE) 30th November 2022 28th November2022 30th November 2022 11th November 2022 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 10th December 2022 9th December 2022 10th December 2022 23rd November 2022 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 18th March 2023 17th March 2023 18th March 2023 1st March 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 7th June 2023 5th June 2023 7th June 2023 18th May 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 25th August 2023 23rd August 2023 25th August 2023 8th August 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 29th November 2023 27th November 2023 29th November 2023 12th November 2023 TBC Enrol Now

Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency (CPE) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Last Booking Date Price
Paper-based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 1st December 2022 2nd December 2022 1st December 2022 14th November 2022 £165.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 4th March 2023 3rd March 2023 4th March 2023 15th February 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper-based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 9th June 2023 8th June 2023 9th June 2023 22nd May 2023 TBC Enrol Now
Paper-based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 30th November 2023 1st December 2023 30th November 2023 13th November 2023 TBC Enrol Now