Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE) Course - Evenings

Minimum language level required

Advanced (C1)

Start date

Any Tuesday

Maximum length of course

48 weeks

Hours per week

4 hours tuition

Group size

15 students maximum


6.30 to 8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday



The Cambridge Advanced Exam Course (CAE) is an internationally recognized exam, run at the Islington Centre for English (ICE), London throughout the year.

The CAE exam is a more in-depth version of the First Certificate exam. With the CAE course on your CV or University application you will have an excellent advantage over other overseas students or employment candidates. The Advanced Exam is accepted by the UKBA as suitable for Tier 4 General Student Visas (as well as by Australian immigration) and the majority of UK Universities now accept it in place of an IELTS exam.  Students also find that working towards an exam, in a competitive environment, motivates them to succeed and gain the best results they can.

In each class students study the grammar, the language skills & exam techniques required to be a successful candidate in the Cambridge Advanced Exam. The exam consists of 5 papers: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and ‘Use of English’ paper. Each of these are extensively rehearsed in each lesson.

This is an advanced course and you will need to be C1 level and above to join. The CAE evening class is run over two evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday 6.30-8.30pm (3.5 hours teaching time) with a maximum of 15 students in each class. You can start on any Tuesday that suits you. All teachers are native English speakers and are highly experienced in taking students through the Cambridge exam process. They will discuss your progress with you as you go through the course and advise you when you are ready to take the exam. The Cambridge Advanced exams are held in December, March and June of each year.

CAE exam enrolment itself will be taken care of by the college and students will pay the exam enrolment fee of £163 (paper based exam) or £163 (computer based), plus a £15 registration fee.

We do recommend students come along to Islington Centre for English for an interview/ consultation so we can advise on course length and exam dates. Why not contact us to arrange  a free trial lesson and visit us at our friendly, modern language school based in the centre of London, just opposite Angel Tube Station!

Please note, Cambridge Advanced Exam Preparation courses only run when our school in London has sufficient number of students.

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Course Information

Our courses for individual enrolments are for adults.  The minimum age is 16.  Junior courses are provided for 11 to 16 year-olds as part of group tuition packages. 

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