Examinations

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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2018 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.

EXAMINATION DATES 2018 (Fee: £150)

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

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

CPE 14th June, 6th December

*Please note that the March 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 

FCE, CAE 8th January – 17th 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)

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 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.