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Why Cambridge English?
To make sure our exams are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching, we review them regularly. The revision of Cambridge English: First (FCE) is now complete and the updated exam will start being used for exam sessions in January 2015. We’re also introducing changes to the way results are reported. The Cambridge English Scale will enable us to give you clearer and more detailed information about your performance, both overall and in the individual elements of the exam.
Here are the main changes to the Cambridge English: First exam that start from January 2015:
Read our Brief exam guide for students (PDF).
A guide to the exam, with an overview of what’s involved and examples of papers.
Download Information for Candidates
From January 2015, Cambridge English: First results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale (replacing the current candidate profile and standardised scores). The results given on the Cambridge English Scale will give you a detailed understanding of your performance. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English. These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. All results for Cambridge English exams will be reported on the same scale, so it will also be easy to measure progress from one exam to another.
Download a factsheet about the Cambridge English Scale