Cambridge English: First for Schools (First Certificate in English – FCE for Schools)
Cambridge English: First for Schools (First Certificate in English – FCE for Schools) is an English qualification at the upper-intermediate level. It was developed in 2010 as a version of Cambridge English: First (FCE) with exam content and topics specifically targeted to the interests and experience of school-age learners.
Cambridge English: First for Schools is targeted at Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take Cambridge English: First for Schools as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.
Cambridge English: First for Schools is aimed at students who want to:
- start working in an English-speaking environment
- study at an upper intermediate level, such as foundation or pathway courses
Cambridge English: First for Schools follows exactly the same format and level and leads to exactly the same internationally recognized Cambridge ESOL certificate as Cambridge English: First. It follows upon the lower-level Cambridge English: Key for Schools and Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools tests.
The FCE for Schools is officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) and the private sector as a B2 level certification of English language competence.
It is also recognized in several countries and can be used for academic and professional purposes that require language competence certification of this level.
- Academic support for Language School Owners and language teachers
- FCE for Schools Format and Content
- The Cambridge English Scale
- Ban on Cambridge English candidates bringing mobile phones or any other electronic devices into examinations rooms