Examination Courses

  • Edinburgh School of English has a track record of helping students to achieve excellent examination results. This success is gained through our intensive 8 week examination programme, which allows you to focus on exam preparation and practice areas specific to your own needs.
  • • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  •   - Upper intermediate level and above

• Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE)

  •   - Advanced level and above

• Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE)

  •   - Post-advanced


  •   - Intermediate level and above

Examination Preparation Courses

Edinburgh School of English offers start dates in January, April, July and October for the Cambridge Examination Preparation Courses. Our IELTS Exam Preparation Courses start every Monday. Our  academic staff will advise you on the exam that is right for your level and your needs.

The course includes:

  • 17.5 hours of language skills lessons (maximum group size 8)
  • 10 hours of communication skills lessons: Workshops and Masterclass (maximum group size of 12) and Team Project (maximum group size 8)
  • All materials

  • Minimum level: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 17 years

Exam fees are not included. Current exam fees are here.

Click here for further information on the exam dates and courses in 2017 and our learning approach and course structure.

Sample Timetable:Exam Preparation
08.45 - 09.00Plenary session: news review
09.00 - 10.00Spoken Performance Workshop
10.00 - 10.15Break
10.15 - 11.15Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric
11.15 - 11.30Break
11.30 - 12.30Comprehension, Vocabulary and Precis
12.30 - 13.00Team Project
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 15.00Composition and Text Analysis with Exam Focus
15.00 - 15.15Break
15.15 - 16.15Mentored Dissertation: guided exam practice
16.15 - 16.30Plenary session: consolidation

All timetables are samples and may be subject to change.

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