This course is for students who need to improve the key language skills needed to score as high as possible in all parts of the Cambridge English: B2 First (FCE) exam.
Refer to table below
Intermediate (Kings Level 5)
4, 8, 10, 11 or 12 weeks (depending on start dates and location)
Lessons per week:
28 lessons (21 hours) total
Included in the price:
28 lessons per week (21 hours)
Welcome Information Pack
Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
Use of Computer Learning Centre
Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
Free Wi-fi at school
Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
Optional weekly lecture programme
End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"We cover speaking, listening, grammar and use of English, so it's preparation in all areas. I like the structure of this course. It's very useful if you want to do FCE. It's good that the classes are not that big, the teachers can really focus on you."
Section 2: Course structure and content
Bournemouth and London
28 lessons (21 hours) per week of Cambridge FCE exam preparation
Brighton, Oxford and Los Angeles
20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
8 lessons (6 hours) per week Cambridge FCE exam preparation
The Cambridge English: First preparation course is taught by specialist and experienced teachers.
The course syllabus has been specially designed to maximise students’ exam success and covers all papers of the exam.
Students will be given regular homework and will be expected to complete at least five hours of assignments each week.
Key areas covered include:
Conversational language skills
Listening and accents
Reading and interpretation
Writing and presenting
Building your vocabulary bank
Fine tuning your pronunciation
Interpretation of texts
Grammar and syntax
Note taking and revision
Time management and planning
Cultural and personal development
Understanding cultural difference and similarity
Team work and leadership
Presenting an argument
Exam technique and strategies
Working under exam conditions
Understanding the requirements of each section of the exam
Understanding what the examiner is looking for
Planning and reviewing your answers
Preparing mentally for exam day
Students will be given homework tasks to complete every day, including writing practice.
In addition to homework tasks, students’ progress will also be monitored in class and they will complete a short test at the start of each week.
Students are given a number of opportunities to complete mock examinations under simulated exam conditions. The results of these mock exams will be used to help them improve in specific areas.
Section 3: About the Cambridge: B2 First (FCE) exam
The Cambridge English: First exam is an upper-intermediate level qualification, set at level B2 of the CEFR.
It offers proof that candidates have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or to study on courses taught in English.
Candidates are tested in all four key skills and in ‘use of English’, and receive a separate score for each, as well as an overall score. A final grade and CEFR level are then assigned.