Cambridge Exam Preparation - MC Academy - Cambridge Certificate

Cambridge Exam Preparation

If you are aiming for a worldwide recognised qualification in English (Cambridge Certificate) and would like to follow a course designed with this specific purpose in mind, then why not take one of our Cambridge exam courses?

These courses are focused on the test but due to Cambridge contents, they will also provide general knowledge and language skills in English. Our courses are timetabled to co-ordinate with the exam dates.

MC Academy offers courses to prepare for the two Cambridge test levels: 

FCE (also known as First Certificate or Cambridge B2)

CAE (also known as Advanced Certificate or Cambridge C1)

*Please note these classes require a minimum of 3 students to run. Minimum age is 16.

Why choose the Cambridge Exam Preparation course at MC Academy?

  • It’s more than just a test, the content of the course guarantees solid and useful learning.

  • Both the course and MC Academy are accredited by the British Council.

  • Progression into higher education institutions often require a Cambridge certificate.

  • Enables students to work with like-minded people from other countries.

  • Enhance your CV and future professional success.

  • Learn with highly prepared teachers with experience teaching Cambridge.

Course Information

Course Start: Every Monday

Level: Upper-Intermediate – Advanced

Time-Slot: Afternoon classes available

Class Size: Class numbers are restricted to 12 students, but at peak times this may increase to 14

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Cambridge Exam Preparation

6 hours per week (minimum 12 weeks to learn all topics)

Lessons will take place on Monday and Tuesday, as well as third lesson on either Wednesday or Thursday.

Why Wednesday or Thursday?

Sometimes, it is not always possible to study on certain days of the week, whether this be due to a current job or other personal commitments, therefore, you have the choice to choose between either Wednesday or Thursday.

The topics of discussion taught on Wednesday and Thursday are identical, therefore, if you can not attend one day, feel free to attend the other.

To complete all units and topics, you will need to study for at least 12 weeks.

Does this mean that you will be ready to take Cambridge Certificate Test after 12 weeks?

Most likely, but this will be dependant on personal commitment. If you have been studying hard during the course, the possibilities of passing the test are much higher, however, it is recommended that if you wish to take the exam, you should consult your teacher before hand to understand whether they believe you are at a suitable level to take the test.

*The number of weeks of study, in regards to preparation for the exam, will vary from student to student.

16 hours per week (minimum 6 weeks to learn all the topics)

Lessons will take place from Monday to Friday.

This course is ideal for students wishing to take an intensive course, perhaps during a short-break period between a job and/or other commitments.

In order to study all units and topics, it is encouraged that students who wish to study this course, study for the entire 6 week period.

Does this mean that you will be ready to do the Cambridge certificate test after 6 weeks?

Most likely, but this will be dependant on personal commitment. If you have been studying hard during the course, the possibilities of passing the test are much higher, however, it is recommended that if you wish to take the exam, you should consult your teacher before hand to understand whether they believe you are at a suitable level to take the test.

*The number of weeks of study, in regards to preparation for the exam, will vary from student to student.

If you would like to know more about either of these courses, then please feel free to download the guides below:

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FAQs

Why choose MC Academy?

MC Academy is located in the very heart of Manchester, close to the city’s major transport links, making travel to the school easy via bus, train, or tram. Not only this, MC Academy is renowned for its high standard of teaching, providing students with an excellent quality of education.

For how many weeks will I need to take the course?

This depends on the number of hours and weeks that you are going to study at MC Academy. We recommend a minimum of 12 weeks if you are taking a part-time course (6 hours per week) and a minimum of 6 weeks if you are taking a full-time course (16 hours per week). This is to ensure that all parts of the exam are covered and sufficiently practiced as well as all of the relevant language aspects.

How can I enrol on the course?

Please enquire online, via email at [email protected], or come into the school, which is located in the centre of Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens.  We will then assess your language level with a placement test and speaking test, which will determine whether you should take the FCE (B2) course or the CAE (C1) course.

When can I join the course?

The course has open enrolment, meaning that you can start on any Monday. Please note, however, that you should follow the recommended number of weeks to complete the course. It is also important to note that, should you miss some content that was studied in a previous week, this content will not be taught again until the cycle repeats.

Will the certificate help my career?

Yes, the vast majority of universities and employers in the UK, Europe, and the USA acknowledge and accept a Cambridge certificate, however, please always check with your chosen university first to see which equivalent IELTS score or other exam scores you require.

What will my timetable be?

PART-TIME = 6 hours per week

14:00-18:00

Monday and Tuesday, and then you can choose from either Wednesday or Thursday.

FULL-TIME = 16 hours per week

13:30-15:30 Monday-Friday

16:00-18:00 Monday and Tuesday, and then you can choose from either Wednesday or Thursday.

What level do I need to join the course?

FCE – Already B1 Intermediate or B2 Upper-Intermediate 

CAE – Already B2 Upper-Intermediate or C1 Advanced   

If you are unsure of your current level, we will be happy to advise you based on our placement and speaking tests.

How will I know that I am ready to take the exam?

You will have regular test practice, so your teacher will be able to advise you on the areas in which you need to improve. We like to say that ‘Practice makes Perfect’, so once you have completed the course and have gone through the recommended syllabus, we’re sure you feel ready to pass the exam with confidence.

What level do I need to join the course?

FCE – Already B1 Intermediate or B2 Upper-Intermediate 

CAE – Already B2 Upper-Intermediate or C1 Advanced   

If you are unsure of your current level, we will be happy to advise you based on our placement and speaking test.

How will I know that I am ready to take the exam?

You will have regular test practice, so your teacher will be able to advise you on the areas in which you need to improve. We like to say that ‘Practice makes Perfect’, so once you have completed the course and have gone through the recommended syllabus, we’re sure you feel ready to pass the exam with confidence.

Do you do trial exams?

Yes, please see our exam calendar for external and internal trial exams.

Where and when can I take the exam?

BSC – 5 NEWTON ST, Which is only a 10-minute walk from our school. Please see our online exam calendar for dates. We are more than happy to assist when you are ready to book your exam. 

*PLEASE NOTE*

Pay close attention to the enrolment deadlines!

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