The Cambridge Certificate is useful for curricula purposes and admittance to vocational and higher education courses. The exam features four tests: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
The Cambridge course may be undertaken after a General English course in order to meet English level requirements for admittance to the course.
If you wish to enrol in a Cambridge course, a pre-entry test is usually required, followed by another test on the course start date. Schools must assess individual language skills prior to the course beginning.
Get ready for the Cambridge exam
CAMBRIDGE COURSES IN AUSTRALIA: WHAT ARE THEY?
Cambridge preparation courses are complete and enhance competencies useful to successfully pass the exam, and that will generally improve language skills.
- Cambridge courses are based on 10–12-week modules.
- Cambridge courses have fixed intake dates every three months: January, March, June and September.
- Flexible intake dates are organised by some institutions.
- Cambridge courses are most often scheduled in day-time classes.
- The Cambridge exam can be taken at the end of the course. It is based on a letter grade system: A, B, C (pass); D and E (fail).
The abilities developed through Cambridge exam preparation courses embrace all aspects of the English language: Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing and Reading, and are divided into three levels:
- First Certificate (FCE): requires an Intermediate entry level equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0 – 6.0.
- Advanced (CAE): requires an Upper Intermediate entry level equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 and 7.0.
- Proficiency (CPE): requires an Advanced entry level equivalent to an IELTS score of 7.5 and 9.0.