Examinations Preparation

Learn more about IH Examination Pathway - our new exam preparation programme, will prepare you for any English language exam, including Cambridge, OET, Trinity, IELTS, TOEFL and Language Cert examinations. Learn about useful exam tips and strategies as well as the vocabulary, grammar and language skills practice needed for a good result.

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About the IH Examination Pathway

Pathway Structure:

 Option 1: Intensive IH Examination Pathway – 25 lessons per week

This includes 20 lessons per week of General English classes at the relevant level to improve accuracy and fluency plus 5 lessons per week of IH Examinations Pathway PSP (Personal Study Programme), that will focus on practising exam skills.

 Option 2: Standard IH Examination Pathway – 15 lessons per week

This includes 10 lessons per week of General English classes at the relevant level to improve accuracy and fluency plus 5 lessons per week of IH Examinations Pathway PSP (Personal Study Programme), that will focus on practising exam skills.


Each lesson is 55 minutes long, so there are scheduled break periods that take this into account. Our class size is 12 students maximum (8 students on average).

Students can join the IH Examination Pathway on any Monday to prepare for any English exam! 


Cambridge English Qualifications

Cambridge English qualifications for schools, general and higher education, and business.

OET Exams 

Occupational English Test - for healthcare professionals

IELTS (also see our Academic English for IELTS courses)

Educational institutions, employers, professional registration bodies and government immigration agencies often require proof of English language skills as part of their recruitment or admission procedures. IELTS is widely accepted for these purposes.  

Trinity English Exams 

The Trinity range of qualifications covers every stage of learning, from beginner to advanced


One of the leading English-language tests for study, immigration and work.   TOEFL  scores are accepted by more than 10,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries.


LanguageCert offers internationally recognised exams in English, Spanish and Turkish all year round.

Other exams

Please contact us for more information on any other English Language exam.



Cambridge B2 First (FCE)
30 November 2021

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)
 1 December 2021

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
 2 December 2021


Cambridge B2 First (FCE)
 11 March, 7 June, 26 August, 29 November 2022

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)
12 March, 8 June, 27 August, 30 November 2022

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
9 June, 1 December 2022

Application: Candidates must register at least 6 weeks before the exam. Please complete the exam entry form and return it to the school via info@ihnewcastle.com or in person.

Payment may be made over the phone, in person, or online at: https://www.ihnewcastle.com/additional-payment

If you choose to pay online, please notify us by email with your completed entry form attached.

Preparation courses:
The school runs preparation courses to help candidates to pass the Cambridge examinations by focusing on required language skills as well as appropriate examination strategies. Further course details can be found here: https://www.ihnewcastle.com/english-courses/Cambridge-Examinations-and-Preparation-Courses

Proof of English level for immigration purposes
The UK Home Office has recently amended its list of examinations that are deemed suitable as proof of English level in connection with visa and other immigration matters - Secure English Language Tests (SELTS). If you are taking examinations in the UK, you can choose from IELTS or Trinity College examination. International House is an approved centre for preparation courses for Trinity SELT (Secure English Language Tests)

Please note that IELTS examinations required to support visa applications must be taken at one of 15 designated test centres in 8 UK cities: Cambridge, Edinburgh (two centres), London (six centres), Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Portsmouth.  If you have any questions, please email info@ihnewcastle.com 

Prepare for your English Exam with IH Examination Pathway

Course options

IH Examination Pathway 25
Personal study programme:5
Price per week:£270
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IH Examination Pathway 15
Personal study programme:5
Price per week:£230
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