Gill Brownlow from The Cambridge Exam Centre ACEIPA
Cambridge exams started in 1913 with the proficiency exam and now there are the following levels:
For schools exams are the same level as the normal exams and the certificate is the same.
There are 4 papers in the exam.
10 minute break
30 minute break
Usually the exams start at 9.30am and finish at 1.30pm and then the speaking exam may be on the same day in the afternoon or another day and , maybe in another place
Computer-based exams are on different dates to the paper based exams. The format, the structure, the timing are exactly the same in the two types of exam. In the computer exam you use headphones in the listening and you can control the volume. The results from the computer-based are ready within 2 weeks and it takes 6 weeks for the results of the paper-based exams to come back.
You can register in language schools. In Asturias you can register at the ACEIPA offices or online (links) or with Expert English. In 2018 it costs 189€. We advise people to take the exam when your teacher believes you’re ready. It is important to do exam preparation to make sure you’re ready for the exam.
Listen and tick the things you can take into the exam room.