At a glance

Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 13,500 universities, employers and governments around the world. The exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study or work.

Start dates

2018: Computer Based Cambridge First (FCE): 20 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 10 Apr, 26 May, 09 Jun, 14 Jul, 10 Aug, 28 Sep, 20 Oct, 23 Nov, 01 Dec :||: Computer Based Cambridge Advanced (CAE): 23 Mar, 12 Jun, 11 Aug :||: Paper Based Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Christchurch only): 05 Dec (Minimum numbers apply)

Length

The computer based exam is usually delivered in one day and the paper based exam is usually delivered in two days: one day for Written Papers, and one day for the Speaking Test.

Hours per week

N/A

Levels available

Cambridge English: First (FCE), and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

fees

Cambridge Exam Fee (all sessions and levels): CCEL Christchurch $325 / CCEL Auckland $340: Certificate Courier Fee: $60

Schools

CCEL Christchurch and CCEL Auckland

Exam Format

  • CCEL offers paper based and computer based Cambridge FCE exams and paper based CAE exams.
  • The speaking test is taken face to face, with two (sometimes three) candidates and two examiners.
  • The FCE exam has 4 Papers: Reading and Use of English (1hr 15 mins), Writing (1 hr 20 mins), Listening (about 40 mins), Speaking (14 minutes per pair).
  • The CAE exam has 4 Papers: Reading and Use of English (1hr 30 mins), Writing (1 hr 30 mins), Listening (about 40 mins), Speaking (15 minutes per pair).

Important Dates

Please see below for our computer based and paper based exam dates. Please also download them here: www.ccel.co.nz/help/resources/ (Course Information)

2018: Computer Based Cambridge First (FCE) (Christchurch and Auckland)
20 January
24 February
24 March
10 April
26 May
09 June
14 July
10 August
28 September
20 October
23 November
01 December

Computer Based Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Christchurch and Auckland)
23 March
12 June
11 August

Paper Based Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Christchurch only - minimum numbers apply)
05 December

Registration

Please register for a Cambridge Exam by reading the Cambridge Exam Terms and Conditions and completing the Cambridge Exam Registration Form, found here: www.ccel.co.nz/help/resources/ (Course Information).

Return it by post, email, fax or in person to:
CCEL Christchurch, University of Canterbury Campus
Carpark 1, Solway Avenue
Ilam
PO Box 31212
Christchurch 8444
Email: study@ccel.co.nz
Fax: +64 3 343 3791