Cambridge Preparation Courses

SCE - Cambridge FCE CAE CPE Course

Cambridge Preparation: KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE

Our Cambridge Preparation courses include: KET, PET, First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency. There are entry exams for each level so that students study at the appropriate level for their English proficiency. Through a 10 – 12 week program, students dramatically improve in their major skills and especially in their grammatical competency. These exams are highly sought after by world–wide business organisations and universities. Successful attainment of these levels guarantees future success for students.

Cambridge Preparation - Key Aspect

Excellent English Course

SCE prides itself on the delivery of excellence at all levels by highly qualified and trained teachers

Start Any Monday

Students are assessed each week in specific skills and given daily homework

Students are tested and graded in 2 mock exams and are counselled individually after each battery of tests

English Teacher

Students have a trained Cambridge teacher after every class to assist with homework or to help clarify points not understood in class

English Listening

Students are given extra listening exercises to help them with the appropriate exam skills needed to be successful

FULL-TIME INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Full Time 28 hours per week including 5 hours of supervised self–study 

AM: Mon–Fri 8:30am–11:45am
PM: Mon–Fri 12:45pm–2:25pm

Why Cambridge at SCE?

Our Cambridge preparation programmes differ from those of other schools in that they incorporate a wider range of textbook and test materials. Students work from two different coursebooks and one workbook for homework purposes.

During intensive input sessions, our Cambridge students are exposed to a large volume of new vocabulary in context in order to improve their chances of passing the exam. However, the importance of mock tests is also recognised, and the courses effectively balance input sessions with regular practice testing so that students get the opportunity to hone their timing skills and encounter unfamiliar vocabulary across a wide variety of topics.

We have extra listening tests after school as mentioned. These take place on Wednesday afternoons for FCE and Thursday afternoons for CAE.

To develop their writing skills, Cambridge students are expected to write at least two Cambridge style texts a week following highly structured tutorials that provide the necessary skills to deal with different text genres and styles. After the teacher has shown where a student’s work can be improved, students are given the opportunity to resubmit their work and have it regraded. This process is designed to help the students to improve their use of English through writing, and pieces of writing can be resubmitted as many times as they wish.

The structure of the course has been well thought out and there is equal attention given to each skill through each week. Whatever has been studied in any morning input session is generally reviewed the following afternoon.

Every day students are given homework that relates directly to what was studied during the day. This constant process of review ensures that course content is reinforced and students can retain what they have learnt.

Cambridge Preparation - FCE/CAE/CPE - Timetable

Cambridge Preparation – Next Intake

2 January 2018 to 16 March 2018 (10 weeks course + 1 Free Cram Week)
    Following Start Dates

    2 January 2018 to 16 March 2018 (10 weeks + 1 free cram week)

    19 March 2018 to 8 June 2018 (12 weeks)

    12 June 2018 to 17 August 2018 (10 weeks)

    10 September 2018 to 30 November 2018 (12 weeks)

     

    Cambridge Exam Centre

    SCE is an Authorised Cambridge Open Test Centre for Paper-Based Tests. The tests include KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC (Preliminary, Vantage and Higher) and the TKT.

    An open test centre means that students doing Cambridge preparation courses internally and externally can register with the test centre and sit for an exam when they are available. The number of exam dates has increased to meet the individual needs of students and colleges. However, these tests will run only if there are sufficient numbers – a minimum of 10 generally.

    Current dates and fees for available Paper Based Tests can be viewed here. We suggest that schools book their students early before the closing dates and that individual students who wish to enrol privately register by contacting the SCE Cambridge Examination Centre either by phone or email as soon as possible.

    The Centre is well positioned and caters for all student needs. Comfortable spaces and ambience enable candidates to relax on test days so that they can concentrate on achieving their grades. Candidates are particularly well catered for in the case of the listening test: a high quality sound system is installed in the main test areas and adjacent classrooms to give a surround-sound effect with minimal noise or interference.

    An information pack is available for students to help them through the process of sitting for a Cambridge Exam at any level. These packs are available through the Test Centre. Call or email us for a copy – a minimum charge for postage will be required.

    At SCE, we believe we offer the best value for students wanting to sit for any of the Cambridge suite of exams available in Sydney. Our friendly staff will help students feel comfortable and confident about achieving their best results on exam days.

    For more information, check our website or call the Centre Exams Manager:
    Max FEUTZ on 9281 5211