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 IELTS and Cambridge Examination Preparation Courses. 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:

  • Maximum group size 8
  • All materials
  • Minimum age: 17 years

Exam fees are not included.

Click here for further information on our learning approach and course structure.

Sample Timetable:Exam Preparation as part of the Octorial Programme
08.45 - 09.00Opening Plenary
09.00 - 09.30Actualisation of Purpose
09.30 - 10.30Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Précis
10.30 - 10.45Break
10.45 - 11.45Spoken Performance Workshop
11.45 - 12.00Break
12.00 - 13.00Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric
13.00 - 13.30Team Project
13.30 - 14.30Lunch
14.30 - 15.30Composition and Text Analysis with Exam Focus
15.30 - 15.45Break
15.45 - 16.45Mentored Dissertation: guided exam practice
16.45 - 17.00Closing Plenary

All timetables are samples and may be subject to change.

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