At a glance

Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 13,500 universities, employers and governments around the world. The exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study or work.

Start dates

Cambridge First (FCE): 11 Jan 2020 : 22 Feb 2020 : 21 Mar 2020: 07 Apr 2020 : 23 May 2020 : 13 Jun 2020 : 11 Jul 2020 : 27 Aug 2020 : 25 Sep 2020 : 17 Oct 2020 : 20 Nov 2020 // Cambridge Advanced (CAE): 20 Mar 2020 : 13 Jun 2020 : 28 Aug 2020 : 21 Nov 2020 // (Minimum numbers apply to all exams)

Length

The computer based exam is usually delivered in one day and the paper based exam is usually delivered in two days: one day for Written Papers, and one day for the Speaking Test.

Hours per week

N/A

Levels available

Cambridge English: First (FCE), and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

fees

Cambridge Exam Fee (all sessions and levels): CCEL Christchurch $325 / CCEL Auckland $340: Certificate Courier Fee: $60

Schools

CCEL Christchurch and CCEL Auckland

Exam Format

  • CCEL offers paper based and computer based Cambridge FCE exams and paper based CAE exams.
  • The speaking test is taken face to face, with two (sometimes three) candidates and two examiners.
  • The FCE exam has 4 Papers: Reading and Use of English (1hr 15 mins), Writing (1 hr 20 mins), Listening (about 40 mins), Speaking (14 minutes per pair).
  • The CAE exam has 4 Papers: Reading and Use of English (1hr 30 mins), Writing (1 hr 30 mins), Listening (about 40 mins), Speaking (15 minutes per pair).

Important Dates

Please download the exam dates and registration deadline dates here: https://www.ccel.co.nz/assets/Uploads/HelpDocuments/CCEL-2020-CB-Cambridge-Exam-Dates.pdf

Registration

Please register for a Cambridge Exam by reading the Cambridge Exam Terms and Conditions and completing the Cambridge Exam Registration Form, found here: www.ccel.co.nz/help/resources/ (Course Information).

Return it by post, email, fax or in person to:
CCEL Christchurch, University of Canterbury Campus
Carpark 1, Solway Avenue
Ilam
PO Box 31212
Christchurch 8444
Email: study@ccel.co.nz
Fax: +64 3 343 3791