We prepare students for examinations at a range of levels throughout the year. These exams are set by Cambridge English Language Assessment. When you are studying at the school, our Exam Officer will give you a practice exam and the Assistant Director of Studies or your teachers will advise you on the best exam to take. You will have access to past papers and other material that will help you reach the required standard. For more information on the Cambridge exams, and dates for this year, please visit www.cambridgeopencentre.org or Anglia Ruskin IELTS Centre.

If you would like to know which exam level is most likely to suit you, please take the Cambridge English test. This is only a guide, and we will give you precise advice before preparing you for your exam.

If you take these exams we recommend the 21-hour course, which includes exam preparation.

KET Key English Test
(Elementary level)
4 times per year
PET Preliminary English Test
(Intermediate level)
6 times per year
FCE First Certificate in English
(Upper intermediate level)
6 times per year
CAE Certificate of Advanced English
(Upper intermediate/Advanced)
6 times per year
CPE Certificate of Proficiency in English
4 times per year 
IELTS International English Language Testing System
(for entry to UK universities, Intermediate to Advanced levels)
Most Saturdays

You need to register for the Cambridge exams at least two months before the exam date. IELTS registration is 2 weeks before the exam, depending on availability. For more information on IELTS, dates and availability please visit the Anglia Ruskin University IELTS information page.

If you enter for an exam through the School, we will give you an exam pack which give you information about the exam. Before taking the real exam, students can choose to do a trial exam at the School, with feedback. 

Please note the fees for examinations are not included in your course fees and range from £100 to £180. 

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