First (FCE) for Schools

What does Cambridge English: First for Schools involve?

First2Cambridge English: First for Schools is for learners who have an upper-intermediate level of English, at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is taken internationally and thousands of colleges and universities around the world, as well as employers, recognize it as proof that you can use spoken and written English for study, work and life.

Cambridge English Language Assessment carries out extensive research to make sure that you get the fairest, most accurate result, and that the exam is relevant to the di erent ways that you may need to use English. The test includes exactly the same tasks and question types as Cambridge English: First. The only difference is that Cambridge English: First for Schools uses topics that are of interest to candidates who are at school.

You can take Cambridge English: First for Schools as a paper-based or computer-based test.

Before the exam – preparation

When you’re preparing for the exam, you must get to know all the papers and tasks, soFirst1 that you know what to expect on the day of the test. This will also help you to do your best in the exam – the tasks are carefully designed to let you show all your language skills, but you need to be fully prepared for everything you need to do. For example, you must understand what you need to do in each of the questions, so you can follow the instructions carefully.

But practice tests alone aren’t enough to help you perform really well. It’s important to concentrate on improving your language and communication skills, to give you the best chance of achieving your goal.

To help you feel really prepared for Cambridge English: First for Schools, there’s a range of free exam preparation resources, including:

• tips and FAQs for each exam paper • sample papers.

To support learners as they prepare for their exams, Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press have developed a range of o cial preparation materials including coursebooks and practice tests.

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