First Certificate English

Recognised around the world for business and study purposes

There are many benefits to taking FCE:

  • a Cambridge First certificate English is valid for life
  • Cambridge First Certificate is recognised around the world for business and study purposes
  • thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognise First Certificate exam as a qualification in upper-intermediate English
  • Skills developed on the course give you the confidence to use English in real situations

Our courses
The First Certificate exam courses are run by teachers with extensive experience in exam preparation. A combination of excellent resources, small groups and dedicated and dynamic teachers results in rapid learning in a focused but fun environment. We take these courses seriously and expect you to work hard – in return you will get a lot out of a First Certificate English course that will help your future studies and career.

Social programme for teenagers
Trips, sport and activities are included in our teenage course prices and general English for adults course prices.
The activity program offers a range of activities so that there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Our activities are inclusive on our teenage courses and our general English courses for adults.

As well as our inclusive activities and sports below, we also offer optional activities for a small additional charge. (See optional activities below).

Trips

London

Canterbury

Dover

These trips include a guided tour (if requested), travel and of course, free time for shopping!

All of our trips offer students the chance to see more of British culture. Whether it is history, architecture, museums, cathedrals and famous monuments, our trips have something for everyone. Importantly, the cost of travel is included in your course price. We use very modern, comfortable coaches with DVD facilities to keep you entertained on your journey!

Sport and activities
We offer a variety of sports to students and try to encourage mixed nationality games to help you meet new friends and practise your English. A local gym for older students is available at a small cost (see optional activities). If you are not a particularly sporty person, we can offer a range of alternative activities to keep you busy, such as:

  • Dance classes
  • Drama workshops
  • Discos
  • Cinema
  • Street dance
  • Beach games

All activities will be well supervised and will encourage students to interact and mix with different nationalities.

Optional extra activities
There are a number of optional extra activities including:

  • Museums, galleries, cathedrals
  • The London Eye
  • Climbing
  • Skatepark
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Minigolf
This is the sample programme for a 1-week programme:
Sample 1-week programmeClick to download a PDF version of this timetable

Key Facts

Class hours: 15/20 hours per week

Accommodation: Homestay/student residence

Number of weeks: 1-4 weeks

Class size: Maximum 16

Class nationality: Mixed/closed groups

Course entry test: Yes

Age range: 14 – 18 years old

Minimum level of English: A2/B1a

End of course certificate: Yes

Transfers: Available on request

Courses designed to give you the best chance of passing the English exam of your choice. Our teachers will guide you through the processes involved using your current knowledge and adding to it where necessary - we will also work on your exam technique and give you the tools to succeed.