Move through the Cambridge exams step by step and gain a lifelong English qualification  


This course is for students who are at B2 level and want to prepare for a qualification that shows they have the language skills needed to communicate confidently in an English-speaking environment. Cambridge qualifications don’t expire, so you will keep it forever. 

Studying with a Cambridge exam centre, you’ll receive practical instruction using authentic test materials to help prepare for your exam. Online, evening and weekend courses also available 


Booking your Cambridge exam 

We are an accredited exam centre, so we will book your exam for you, and you can sit it at the school. Many of our teachers have extensive assessment experience so they know how to teach for the best results.  

You can book your Cambridge exam online or use our in-school service to book your test. The Cambridge test fee is not included in the preparation course fees.  


Hours per week  

Lessons: 20 per week 
Lesson time:  20 lessons = 18 hours 20 minutes per week. 

 20 hrs (12:15-13.10 & 13:15-16:15)

Bank holidays 

There will be no lessons taking place on UK Bank Holidays when the school will be closed. Fees are not pro rata for weeks where bank holidays take place. 

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The Cambridge B2 First focuses on language development to improve your English level, before you take the exam. 

During the course you will:

  • Be given the exam techniques and test-taking strategies that you need to pass the exam
  • Have a full practice exam during the course and receive feedback and advice from your teacher
  • Discuss a wide range of topics to improve your fluency and accuracy
  • Focus on different aspects of writing to develop your ability to write in different styles
  • Listen and understand the main ideas on a wide variety of topics
  • Read a range of texts, including news items, reports and articles
  • Develop your range of language to help in each part.

This course is for students who want to improve their English language level across all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in advance of taking the Cambridge B2 First test, and learn techniques for the test in order to achieve their best result.

By the end of this course you will… 

  • Be confident and prepared for the Cambridge B2 exam
  • Communicate effectively face-to-face, exchanging opinions and presenting arguments
  • Follow conversations and presentations on a range of topics
  • Write persuasive arguments
  • Write letters, reports and articles
  • A certificate with your new English level
  • Achieve your best score in the Cambridge B2 First exam

What can I do next?

Choose to combine this course with:

  • 15 or 20 group lessons with your teacher and classmates
  • A wide range of motivating materials, including digital resources and coursebooks
  • Access to our online learning platform and a range of self-study materials 
  • Regular targeted support from your teacher to help you achieve your learning goals
  • Mock test experience to best prepare you for the exam   
  • Opportunities to attend additional free English lessons with trainees
  • Social activity programme  – see our weekly calendar for more details and prices
  • Access to the library and computers
  • Exam fees are not included in the course price

*By the end of the course you will be better able to… 

Spoken Interaction 

  • give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects 
  • invite others to give their views on how to proceed 
  • participate actively in routine and non-routine discussions and express opinions and respond appropriately 
  • Ask for clarification when something is unclear   


Spoken Production  

  • Give a clear, prepared presentation, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options 
  • Use appropriate language to make sure your ideas are easy to follow 
  • Use some complex grammar to compare and contrast ideas  
  • Recognise sentence stress and features of connected speech


  • Understand the main ideas of on a range of topics 
  • Identify key information to help predict answers to exam style questions 
  • Identify the speaker’s mood, tone etc. 
  • Use a range of techniques follow a long text and identify key information  
  • Use decoding skills to predict the meaning of unknown vocabulary 
  • Follow the main points when there are multiple speakers 


  • Read academic texts quickly for the main details  
  • Read for detailed information in texts to answer exam style questions  
  • Make predictions about text content from headings, titles or headlines.  
  • Predict the meaning of unknown vocabulary 



  • Write clear paragraphs with sufficient supporting evidence  
  • Write several different types of writing, e.g. essays, reports, reviews, letters and emails 
  • Use a variety of methods to link ideas in academic writing  
  • Use a range of cohesive devices in writing 
  • Identify task questions and write appropriate responses using a relevant examples 

Life Skills   

  • Set learning goals and plan your personal progress  
  • Use critical thinking skills 
  • Apply study skills and strategies outside the classroom and after your course ends 

*Some course outcomes may vary depending on your starting level of English and personal learning goals. 

  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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