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Cambridge English: Advanced

A preparation course for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam.

The course

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam is one of the best known and most respected formal qualifications in English. Cambridge exams are recognised by commercial and academic institutions worldwide.

You can follow the course in a Compact version (20 lessons per week) or and Intensive version (28 lessons per week).


Intensive start dates and locations 2015

There are no start dates left in 2014.

In 2015 the Intensive lesson plan is available in across all locations with the following start dates:

5th January in Bournemouth, London and Oxford - 10 weeks

16th March in all colleges - 12 weeks

29th June in Bournemouth - 8 weeks

7th September in Bournemouth and London - 12 weeks 

8th September in Boston and Los Angeles - 12 weeks

Compact start dates and locations 2015

There are no more start dates in 2014.

In 2015 the Compact lesson plan is available in Bournemouth and London with the following start dates:

5th January - 10 weeks

16th March - 12 weeks

7th September - 12 weeks 

What is included in the price

You'll get all this as part of the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) course price:

  • 20 (Compact) or 28 (Intensive) lessons per week of General English and exam preparation
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Kings Study File, teaching materials and coursebook
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Wireless internet in college
  • Access to ClassMate online learning
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate

Please note that the cost of the exam is not included. 

Course structure and content

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) English course runs over either 10 or 12 weeks depending on the start date you choose. 

Kings offers two study plans: the Compact plan and the Intensive plan. If you choose the Compact version, you will study 20 lessons per week (15 hours). The Intensive version has 28 lessons per week (21 hours). The Compact plan is not available in Oxford, Boston and Los Angeles.

The course is taught by specialist and experienced teachers. The syllabus has been specially designed to maximise your exam success and covers all papers of the exam.

You will be given regular homework and will be expected to complete at least five hours of self-study assignments each week.

There are also two sets of mock examinations before the exam date.

About the exam

The Cambridge English:Advanced (CAE) English exams help students gain entrance to university or college, improve job prospects or measure progress in English. 

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is ideal for students who can:

  • use English in an effective way for business or study purposes
  • use English confidently and flexibly
  • produce well-structured, clear pieces of writing on complex issues

You can take the exam in paper format or online.

The exam is comprised of 5 sections, each covering one of the key language skills. Each component accounts for 20% of the total score:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Please note Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam fees are not included in the course price.