Exam Preparation Courses B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)

A Cambridge English: B2 First (First Certificate in English) proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. The B2 First is accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books.

Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30

Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: B2
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: General English class: 12 (average 8)

Exam prep class: 8 

START DATES: As below

12 week courses 

If you are new to the B2 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

8 week courses 

If you have been at B2 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

4 week courses 

If you are sure that your level is definitely B2 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

B2 FIRST EXAM DATES 2022 COURSE DURATION COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM:

23 APRIL 

18 JUNE 

25 AUGUST 

10 DECEMBER 

 

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 31 Jan – 22 Apr

28 Mar – 17 Jun

06 Jun – 26 Aug

19 Sep – 09 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 28 Feb – 22 Apr

25 Apr – 17 Jun

04 Jul – 26 Aug

17 Oct – 09 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 28 Mar – 22 Apr

23 May – 17 Jun 

01 Aug – 26 Aug 

14 Nov – 09 Dec 

£960

 

Public Holidays 2021 Public Holidays 2022
March 17

April 2

April 5

May 3

May 31

July 12

August 30

 

The school will close on December 17 2021 and will reopen on January 4 2022.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 15

April 18

May 2

June 3

June 6

July 12

August 29

The school will close on December 16 2022 and will reopen on January 3 2023.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

 

The C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English) shows that you are a high achiever. Preparing for the C1 Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books. Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30

Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: C1
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: General English class: 12 (average 8)

Exam prep class: 8

START DATES: As below

12 week courses 

If you are new to the C1 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

8 week courses 

If you have been at C1 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

4 week courses

If you are sure that your level is definitely C1 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

C1 ADVANCED EXAM DATES 2022 COURSE DURATION COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM:

23  APRIL

18 JUNE

26 AUGUST

03 DECEMBER

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 31 Jan – 22 Apr

28 Mar – 17 Jun

06 Jun – 26 Aug

12 Sep – 02 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 28 Feb – 22 Apr

25 Apr – 17 Jun

04 Jul – 26 Aug

10 Oct – 02 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 28 Mar – 22 Apr

23 May – 17 June

01 Aug – 26 Aug

07 Nov – 02 Dec

£960

 

Public Holidays 2021 Public Holidays 2022
March 17

April 2

April 4

May 2

May 31

July 12

August 30

 

The school will close on December 17 2021 and will reopen on January 4 2022.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 15

April 18

May 2

June 3

June 6

July 12

August 29

The school will close on December 16 2022 and will reopen on January 3 2023.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

 

A C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a native speaker.

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books. Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30

Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: C2
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: General English class: 12 (average 8)

Exam prep class: 8

START DATES: As below

12 week courses 

If you are new to the C2 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

8 week courses

If you have been at C2 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

4 week courses 

If you are sure that your level is definitely C2 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

C2 PROFICIENCY EXAM DATES 2022 COURSE COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM:

09 JUNE 

01 DECEMBER 

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 21 Mar – 10 Jun

12 Sep – 02 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 18 Apr – 10 Jun

10 Oct – 02 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 16 May – 10 Jun

07 Nov – 02 Dec

£960

 

Public Holidays 2021 Public Holidays 2022
March 17

April 2

April 5

May 3

May 31

July 12

August 30

 

The school will close on December 17 2021 and will reopen on January 4 2022.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 15

April 18

May 2

June 3

June 6

July 12

August 29

The school will close on December 16 2022 and will reopen on January 3 2023.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.