The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English is an exam that tests English at an Advanced level. It is a practical course relating to the world of work rather than academic purposes.
To gain entry to the course you should have achieved a level of English equivalent to Grade C or above at First Certificate level (TOEFL level at least 500 points).
All students who apply to do the course will be given a test to decide if their starting level is appropriate. The test also serves as a needs analysis, which enables the teacher to compile material to work on specific needs of the students in the class. Every month tutorials are held to assess progress and also to decide which areas need to be worked on.
The exam covers writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking, and the course at BSC will prepare you for all these different parts of the exam. The course works across the skills base and concentrates on English in use. We look at past papers and work from a number of recommended books. The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary grounding to enable them to pass the exam, and also to have learned a lot of English. As in any exam the final outcome depends on student's motivation throughout the course.
09:15-12:05: Specialist coursebook class which focuses on exam practice techniques.
12:25-13:15: Speaking & Listening which is an extra opportunity for fluency practice.
The intensive CAE4 programme includes an extra 5 lessons which are taken on 2 afternoons per week from 14:15 to 16:35.