The First Certificate in English (FCE) is the most widely taken Cambridge EFL examination, with more than a quarter of a million candidates yearly.
The FCE examination tests the ability of candidates to handle the main structures of the English language with some confidence, show knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and communicate in a number of social situations. When listening or reading, candidates should be able to go beyond able to pick out items of information, and they should be able to distinguish between main and subsidiary points and between the gist of a text and specific detail. They should be able to write texts of various types, showing the ability to develop an argument as well as describe or recount events.
An FCE certificate is widely recognized in the English-speaking world as proof that a person can do office work in English or take a course of study where English is the language of instruction. Learners at this level can be assumed to have sufficient ability to operate effectively in English in many clerical, secretarial and managerial posts.
Success in the FCE examination shows that you have reached an intermediate level of proficiency in English. Your use of the language will show your growing maturity and confidence. You will use a large vocabulary and a rich array of grammatical structures with confidence, and communicate appropriately in English, in speech and in writing, in a variety of situations.
An FCE certificate is recognised by universities and employers throughout the world. It is a great qualification to have if you want to work or study in an English-speaking environment. It shows that you know English well enough to work in many industries where contact with English speakers is required. Many universities and other educational institutions recognise FCE for English language entrance requirements.
The FCE examination is held each year in March, June and December in about 1,900 centers worldwide. Candidates must enter through a recognised center. It comprises 5 papers: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking.
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There will be a short test to evaluate student's understanding of the course.
Completed examination papers are sent to Cambridge for marking by specialists in the teaching of English at this level. Each paper is scored on a maximum of 40 marks, making a total of 40 x 5 = 200 marks. The results are shown as an overall letter grade, based on the total score in all the papers. A, B and C are passing grades. D and E are failing grades.
A statement of results is sent to each candidate eight weeks after the examination. This shows the candidate's overall grade and a graphical indication of how well the candidate has performed compared to other candidates in the examination. Successful candidates are issued certificates approximately three months after the examination.
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