Pass your Cambridge exam with the Central School of English! After a short break, the Cambridge First and Cambridge Advanced exam preparation classes at 9am are back from Monday, 3rd September.

You can study for either the Cambridge First or the Cambridge Advanced every day, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 11am. If you can’t come every day – no problem! Simply choose the days that are best for you.

Our teachers will guide you through the tests that you will have to take to get your Cambridge certificate. And they will show you the right way to approach each of the papers

You will also practise with genuine Cambridge past papers and learn the grammar and vocabulary you will need to succeed in the test.

Cambridge exams are the most widely known English language qualifications in the world. Many thousands of employers accept them as evidence of ability in English. Many thousands of colleges and universities accept the Cambridge FCE or CAE certificates as an entrance requirement.

The two most important exams are the FCE and the CAE:

FCE Exam

The FCE Exam- ‘The First’, officially known as Cambridge English: First is set at the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2. It is an Upper Intermediate exam. This certificate proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

You can find details about the FCE exam on our FCE exam page.

CAE Exam

The CAE Exam, also known as Cambridge English: Advanced is set at CEFR level C1. It is an advanced exam. It proves a high level of achievement in learning English. Preparing for this certificate helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

There are more details about the CAE exam on our CAE exam page

Which Cambridge certificate course is right for me?

Well, that depends on the level of English you already have. But it is usual to study for the FCE exam, before moving on to the harder CAE exam.

You should have a high Intermediate level of English before joining the FCE exam course. If your level is below this we advise you to improve your English with our General English classes before joining an exam preparation class.

To join the CAE exam preparation class, we would expect the student to have already passed the FCE Exam. If you have not taken the FCE exam but would nevertheless like to join the CAE course, please take the time to complete our online Cambridge Exam test so that we can advise you further.

Remember, you do not have to take the exam if you join a Cambridge certificate course at the Central English School Dublin. Simply studying for the exam will give you the skills you need to succeed in English.

If 9am doesn’t work for you, there are also exam preparation classes at these times:

Cambridge First

  • 11am – 1pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 7pm – 9pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 3pm – 5pm Saturdays

Cambridge Advanced

  • 7pm – 9pm Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 3pm – 5pm Saturdays