Cambridge Exams

FCE

First Certificate in English (FCE):This is the University of Cambridge’s most widely recognised exam worldwide for work purposes and also required by most Catalan universities for graduating. It corresponds to a B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and is for students to demonstrate they can use every day English for work or study purposes.

The exam consists of the following parts:

  • Reading and Use of English (grammar and vocabulary) – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Writing – 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Listening – 40 minutes
  • Speaking in pairs – 14 minutes

To pass, you need to get an overall grade of 60%, for which you’ll be awarded the University of Cambridge certificate.


CAE

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): This University of Cambridge exam is recognised internationally by companies and educational institutions and corresponds to a C1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is often required for university studies in the UK, USA, Australia, and Europe. This certificate demonstrates a students´ ability to confidently use English in most professional, social and academic situations at an advanced level.

The exam consists of the following parts:

  • Reading and Use of English (grammar and vocabulary) – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Writing – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Listening – 40 minutes
  • Speaking in pairs – 15 minutes

To pass, you need to get an overall grade of 60%, for which you’ll be awarded the University of Cambridge certificate.


CPE

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): This is the University of Cambridge’s most advanced exam. It corresponds to a C2 level, the highest on the Common European Framework of Reference. This is normally taken by students needing a near-perfect mastery of English for work or academic reasons.

There are four parts to the exam:

  • Reading and use of English (grammar and vocabulary) – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Writing – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Listening – 40 minutes
  • Speaking in pairs – 16 minutes

To pass, you need to get an overall grade of 60%, for which you’ll be awarded the University of Cambridge certificate.

TIMETABLES

Mon 9:15 – 12:15h / 19:10 – 22:10h
Mon / Wed 19:00 – 20:35h
Tue / Thu 19:10 – 20:35h / 20:40 – 22:05h
Fri 18:15 – 21:15h
Sat 9:30 – 12:30h

At BAI Mataró, everything is totally coordinated: from reception to English class. In terms of reception, everyone there always takes care of any requests and needs you may have. In English class, the team of teachers speaks only in English, inviting you and persuading you to express yourself in English, and they make you feel comfortable while learning this necessary and important language. Keep up the good work, BAI Mataró, and I hope that your students will all be successful, which, in turn, will reflect upon your own success!

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Since arriving to BAI, I’ve felt very supported. I knew that the CAE was a challenge and I’d have to work hard to get it. But it is true that they made it easy. I did have to do some work outside of class, but the time in class was quite useful and the teachers helped me a lot – especially the days leading up to the exam. When I found out that I had passed, I was really satisfied to see that all my effort had yielded results.

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