International House Newcastle is a 'Cambridge English Authorised Centre' for examinations, and is inspected by Cambridge English Language Assessment, achieving the highest rating.

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2017 Examination Details

International House Newcastle is an authorised open examination centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations

Cambridge examinations are recognised by many educational institutions and employers worldwide.

At International House Newcastle we offer the following examinations:

  • Cambridge English: First (FCE) - Fee £150 
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Fee £150
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Fee £150
  • Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) - available only for group bookings of 5+, subject to dates. Please email info@ihnewcastle.com
  • Cambridge English: Key (KET) - available only for group bookings of 5+, subject to dates. Please email info@ihnewcastle.com

The key dates for the written/listening parts of the Cambridge English exams are set out below. Please note that the speaking exam may take place on a different day, usually during the week before or possibly the week after the other papers. Candidates must be available on both examination days. All candidates will be informed of their speaking exam date as soon as it is confirmed by Cambridge.

2017 Examination dates

FCE 10th March (FULLY BOOKED), 6th June (FULLY BOOKED), 24th August (FULLY BOOKED), 28th November (FULLY BOOKED)

CAE 11th March (FULLY BOOKED), 7th June (FULLY BOOKED), 25th August (FULLY BOOKED), 29th November (FULLY BOOKED)

CPE 8th June (FULLY BOOKED), 30th November (FULLY BOOKED)


FCE, CAE 8th January – 16th March* (10 weeks)

FCE, CAE, CPE 26th March – 15th June (12 weeks)

FCE, CAE 2nd July – 24th August (8 weeks)

FCE, CAE, CPE 17th September – 7th December (12 weeks)


FCE 16th March, 12th June, 23rd August, 4th December

CAE 17th March* , 13th June, 24th August, 5th December

CPE 14th June, 6th December

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. Course details can be found here: https://www.ihnewcastle.com/courses/cambridge-examination-classes

Proof of English level for immigration purposes

The UK Home Office has recently amended its list of examinations that are suitable as proof of English level in connection with visa and other immigration matters. If you are taking examinations in the UK, you can choose from IELTS or Trinity College. 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 10 designated test centres in the UK: 1. Edinburgh 2. London North 3. London West 4. London Central 5. Birmingham 6. Manchester 7. Cardiff 8. Belfast 9. Portsmouth 10. Chelmsford If you have any questions, please email info@ihnewcastle.com.