Academic

Preparation for academic exams has been at the heart of what we do at OISE Cambridge since the very beginning. Cambridge is, after all, a city with a formidable academic reputation.

We are consequently highly experienced in readying students for their IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL examinations, and for all Cambridge suite exams such as FCE and CAE. We have an excellent track record in helping students to attain their required grades. Many of our tutors have decades of experience preparing students for exams – a number also work as official examiners.

The minimum age for each course is 16 years old and all levels of English are accepted. You can book the suite of University of Cambridge ESOL examinations through us, or directly with The Cambridge Open Centre.

Examinations 2020 at OISE Cambridge

We will rigorously prepare you for all aspects of your IELTS examination, for either the general or academic module. The vast majority of our students take the academic module. Most British universities require an overall score of between 5.5 and 7.5 (6.5 approximates to a B2 level).
We can also enter you for your examination when you book your course. Examinations both for regular IELTS and IELTS for UKVI are held most weekends, ten minutes’ walk from the school. Price: 190 GBP (IELTS); 210 GBP (UKVI IELTS)
January 11, 18
February 1, 8, 22
March 5, 7, 14, 21
April 4, 11, 18, 30
May 9, 16, 21, 30
June 6, 13, 18, 20
July 2, 11, 18, 25
August 6, 8, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 26
October 10, 24, 31
November 2, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14
Cambridge English: Preliminary, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET), is an intermediate level qualification. It shows you are able to use your English language skills for work, study and travel. The exam has four exams: Reading and Writing, Listening, and Speaking.
Students can take this exam in Cambridge. Price: 95 GBP
January No Exams
February No Exams
March 14
April No Exams
May 9
June 13
July 21
August No Exams
September No Exams
October No Exams
November No Exams
December 4
FCE is an upper-intermediate level Cambridge ESOL exam. It is widely accepted for commercial and preliminary academic purposes. It is useful preparation for working towards higher level exams, such as CAE. A wide vocabulary and the ability to use a variety of styles for different situations are necessary. The exam has four papers: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students pass with A (C1 level certificate), B, or C or receive a B1 certificate or a fail.

Students can take this exam in Cambridge. Price: 150 GBP

January No Exams
February No Exams
March 7
April 18
May 16
June 9, 20
July 30
August 27
September No Exams
October No Exams
November No Exams
December 1, 12
CAE is an advanced level Cambridge ESOL exam. It is accepted for entrance to the majority of British universities. It is useful preparation if you are working towards higher level exams, such as CPE. Students must be able to communicate confidently in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life, including social and professional situations. The exam has four papers: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students pass with A (C2 level certificate), B, or C or receive a B2 certificate or a fail.

Students can take this exam in Cambridge.Price: 155 GBP

January No Exams
February 26
March 14, 21
April 18
May 16
June 10, 20
July 31
August 28
September No Exams
October 17
November No Exams
December 2, 12
CPE is the most advanced level Cambridge ESOL exam. It is accepted for entrance to all British universities. Students must be able to communicate confidently and competently in English and deal with every aspect of the language. The exam has four papers: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students pass with A, B, or C or receive a C1 certificate, or a fail.

Students can take this exam in Cambridge.Price: 165 GBP

January No Exams
February No Exams
March 7
April No Exams
May 9
June 12
July No Exams
August No Exams
September No Exams
October No Exams
November No Exams
December 3
The TOLES examination replaces the ILEC examination as the standard test of English for legal purposes. It operates at three levels: Foundation, Higher, and Advanced, and prepares candidates for employment in a variety of legal fields. OISE Cambridge is a certified test centre. Price: 130 GBP
January 23
February No Exams
March 19
April No Exams
May No Exams
June 25
July No Exams
August 20
September No Exams
October No Exams
November 19
December No Exams
Tests the language of students needing to use English in their work, focusing on communication skills needed in workplace situations. Numerical levels given for Linguaskill are linked to the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and the Council of Europe Framework (CEF). There are modules for Reading & Listening and for Speaking & Writing.

This exam can be taken online on school premises, at any time during school opening hours.

Price: 40 GBP

Also:

  • BEC (Business English Certificate)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • SEFIC (Spoken English for Industry and Commerce)
  • BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test)
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
  • IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test)
  • OET (English Language Test for Healthcare Professionals)
  • PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board)