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: B1 Preliminary for Schools, B2 First, B2 First for Schools, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency.

For more details about the exams themselves, please see the Cambridge English Exams page.

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

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

Exam dates and deadlines

For every exam, there is a date for the Speaking exam and another date for the Reading, Writing and Listening exams. Sometimes these dates will be the same; please check carefully when booking so you know on which days you need to attend. You will receive a Confirmation of Entry via email no later than 10 days before your exam, confirming the date and time for each part of your exam.
If you have not received your Confirmation of Entry at least 10 days before your exam, please notify us via email at exams@ihbristol.com.

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 doing so will incur a late entry fee of £35.

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 September/October, 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.

 

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 Last Booking Date Price
Paper based B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fs) 8th June 2024 8th June 2024 8th June 2024 10th May 2024 £155.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fs) 12th June 2024 12th June 2024 12th June 2024 20th May 2024 £155.00 Enrol Now
Paper based B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET fs) 19th November 2024 19th November 2024 19th November 2024 28th October 2024 £155.00 Enrol Now

Cambridge English - B2 First (FCE) paper based

Session Speaking exam dates Reading, writing, listening Last Booking Date Price
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 4th June 2024 3rd June 2024 4th June 2024 13th May 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 8th June 2024 8th June 2024 8th June 2024 17th May 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 12th June 2024 12th June 2024 12th June 2024 22nd May 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 15th June 2024 15th June 2024 15th June 2024 27th May 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 22nd August 2024 21st August 2024 22nd August 2024 2nd August 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 19th November 2024 19th November 2024 19th November 2024 28th October 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 26th November 2024 25th November 2024 26th November 2024 4th November 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First for Schools (FCE fs) 7th December 2024 7th December 2024 7th December 2024 18th November 2024 £214.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based B2 First (FCE) 14th December 2024 14th December 2024 14th December 2024 25th November 2024 £214.00 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) 5th June 2024 3rd June 2024 5th June 2024 13th May 2024 £217.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 15th June 2024 15th June 2024 15th June 2024 27th May 2024 £217.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 23rd August 2024 21st August 2024 23rd August 2024 2nd August 2024 £217.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 27th November 2024 25th November 2024 27th November 2024 6th November 2024 £217.00 Enrol Now
Paper based C1 Advanced (CAE) 14th December 2024 14th December 2024 14th December 2024 23rd November 2024 £217.00 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) 7th June 2024 6th June 2024 7th June 2024 15th May 2024 £219.00 Enrol Now
Paper-based C2 Proficiency (CPE) 5th December 2024 4th December 2024 5th December 2024 13th November 2024 £219.00 Enrol Now