General English + 5hrs Exam Preparation

Improve your English skills and gain an internationally recognised qualification for work, for university admission or just for personal satisfaction. Course includes 15 hours tuition per week within a General English class plus early morning examination preparation programme.

You can prepare for:

  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

We are very pleased to have achieved 100% exam pass rate in FCE, CAE & CPE in 2014, 2015 & 2016!

We encourage students to participate in our afternoon activities, as one of the biggest advantages of studying an English language course in the UK is the opportunity to practice conversational English every day with those around you.


Content: Learn to speak and write more fluently. Develop your reading and listening skills. Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Use better learning techniques. Receive exam training and guidance. Practise with past papers.


Tuition: 25 lessons (20 hours per week)


Min age: 16


Levels: Intermediate – Advanced


Max class size: 12


Duration: 9 – 16 weeks


 

2018 Exam Dates

The dates below offer ideal start dates but it is possible to start a little before or a little after these dates and still join the exam classes.

FCE Short Course Duration Exam Date
8 January 9 weeks 10 March
26 March 11 weeks 9 June
11 June 11 weeks 23 Aug
1 October 11 weeks 15 Dec

Note: Final FCE exam date for 2017: 9 Dec

FCE Long Course Duration Exam Date
5 March 14 weeks 9 June
28 August 16 weeks 15 December

Note: Final FCE exam date for 2017: 9 Dec

CAE Short Course Duration Exam Date
8 January 10 weeks 17 March
26 March 12 weeks 13 June
11 June 11 weeks 24 August
1 October 11 weeks 15 December

Note: Final CAE exam date for 2017: 9 Dec

CAE Long Course Duration Exam Date
5 March 15 weeks 13 June
28 August 16 weeks 15 December

Note: Final CAE exam date for 2017: 9 Dec

CPE Short Course Duration Exam Date
26 March 12 weeks 14 June
17 September 12 weeks 6 December

Note: Final CPE exam date for 2017: 30 Nov

CPE Long Course Duration Exam Date
5 March 15 weeks 14 June
28 August 15 weeks 6 December

Note: Final CAE exam date for 2017: 30 Nov

Notes:

  • On 9-12 week courses FCE candidates should be at good CEFR B1 level; CAE candidates at CEFR B2 level; CPE candidates at CEFR C1 level at the start of the course.
  • For students not quite at those levels we suggest our 15-16 week course.

Tuition Fees:
Price per week

2017
1 – 11 weeks £260
(£285 – 19 June – 25 August)
12 – 23 weeks £240
24 weeks + £220
16 & 17 year-olds £295
(£330 – 19 June – 25 August)

 

2018
1 – 11 weeks £265
(£295 – 18 June – 24 August)
12 + weeks £245
(£275 – 18 June – 24 August)
16 & 17 year-olds £305
(£340 – 18 June – 24 August)

Fees Include:

  • Tuition
  • Early morning examination preparation programme
  • Optional afternoon programme of sports activities, cultural studies, bible studies
  • Use of self-study facilities
  • Welcome pack with maps and handbook
  • Placement test
  • Leavers certificate
  • Free access to email, internet and WI-FI

 Notes: 

  • Add registration fee of £85
  • The cost of the first set of course books is included in the registration fee. Students on longer course will have the cost of additional course books added to their initial invoice. The cost is approximately £50 every eight weeks.
  • An additional Exam Entry Fee (approximately £140) is payable when you enrol for an exam. The school will advise you on the most suitable examination for you; we reserve the right not to enter students for exams which we feel are not appropriate.
  • During the busiest part of the summer your classes may be taught from a building other than Bridge House
  • The school is closed on the following dates:
    UK public holidays:
    30 March, 2 April, 7 May, 28 May, 27 August 2018
    Christmas break:
    16 December 2017 – 8 January 2018
    15 December 2018 – 7 January 2019