Cambridge Exam Preparation

Study with ACE English on an Intensive Cambridge Exam Preparation Course and prepare for the First Certificate in English (FCE), the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), or the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) exams from Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Most Cambridge exams are held in March, June and December. Ideally courses start 8 weeks before the exam, however, due to time constraints students who possess a B2 level of English can opt to join 4 to 6 weeks before.

The Cambridge ESOL exams include:
• KET - Basic English Test
• PET - Preliminary English Test ( Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate Level)
• FCE - First Certificate in English ( Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate Level)
• CAE - Certificate in Advanced English ( Upper-Intermediate - Advanced Level)
• CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English (Advanced - Proficient Level) subject to demand

These exams are internationally recognised and accepted by schools, universities and employers around the world. They can help you to gain entrance to university, improve your job prospects and are a logical way to demonstrate your written and spoken English skills.
As well as developing your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, your experienced teachers will prepare you for each individual section of the exam. You will focus on grammar and exam techniques and will develop your understanding and awareness of the English language through cultural activities and fluency practice. Practice and testing with exam papers is included as part of the course.

Very Important:

The start date for the Cambridge Mainstream Exams depends on the exam preparation course the student is able to follow. At ACE English Malta our preparation courses for these exams are for a duration of 8 weeks prior to the exam date. In order to be able to confirm both the start and the exam date we need to receive an essay of approximately 180 words which has been written by the student. We suggest that you do not book the student’s return flight before we confirm which exam course the student can attend. 

Essay titles (please choose one):
• Write a review of your favourite book or film?
• Advantages of rural or urban living?

Course Information

Number of lessons per week

30 lessons

Number of hours per week

22.5 hours

Minimum length

8 weeks

Lessons Timetable

09.00 – 10.30 (break)

11.00 – 12.30 (break)

13.00 – 14.30

Minimum number of students

1 student (reduced hours)

Maximum number of students

8 students

Starting date

See table above for course dates

Level offered


Students’ age