Examinations

International House Newcastle is a Cambridge Assessment English Authorised Exam Centre, achieving the highest rating in inspections.

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2018 Examination Details

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

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

At International House Newcastle we offer the following examinations:

  • B2 First (FCE) - Fee £150 
  • C1 Advanced (CAE) - Fee £150
  • C2 Proficiency (CPE) - Fee £150
  • B1 Preliminary (PET) - available only for group bookings of 5+, subject to dates. Please email info@ihnewcastle.com
  • A2 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.

EXAMINATION DATES 2018 (Fee: £150)

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) 16th March, 12th June, 23rd August, 4th December

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 17th March* , 13th June, 24th August, 5th December

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 14th June, 6th December

*Please note that the March C1 Advanced CAE exam is on Saturday 17th March.

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:

Cambridge Course Dates 2018 

B2 First FCE, C1 Advanced CAE 8th January – 17th March* (10 weeks)

B2 First FCE, C1 Advanced CAE, C2 Proficiency CPE 26th March – 15th June (12 weeks)

B2 First FCE, C1 Advanced CAE 2nd July – 24th August (8 weeks)

B2 FirstFCE, C1 Advanced CAE, C2 Proficiency CPE 17th September – 7th December (12 weeks)

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/courses/cambridge-examination-classes

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