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Why Cambridge English?
“My university recommended I take Cambridge English: First. Preparing for the exam gave me the confidence and language skills to travel internationally, and get a job at a prestigious biopharmaceutical laboratory.”
Research Associate at Kymab Ltd, and Cambridge English: First certificate holder
Choosing Cambridge English: First enables you to:
Cambridge English: First is an upper-intermediate English language exam. You can use it to help you:
Cambridge English: First shows you can use everyday written and spoken English for work and study purposes.
The exam uses real-life situations that are especially designed to help you:
What level is Cambridge English: First?
Cambridge English: First is set at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Reaching this level means you can:
Preparing for Cambridge English: First will give you these kinds of practical language skills.
Cambridge English: First is respected and accepted internationally. It:
You have a lot of flexibility with Cambridge English: First. You can choose from:
Once you have your Cambridge English certificate, you hold one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world. It’s an achievement you can be really proud of.
Your Cambridge English: First certificate will be accepted as a qualification in upper-intermediate English by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutions around the world. They include:
Find out more about institutions that accept Cambridge English: First
To help you prepare for your exam, there is a huge range of support products and services available.
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As a result of new regulations introduced by the UK Home Office, from 1 April 2013 all candidates wishing to use Cambridge English: First for immigration to the UK will be required to have a test day photo taken for result verification purposes. In addition to a test day photo, candidates will also need to provide their passport number. Therefore, candidates that require a test day photo should use their passport as their identification on the day of their test.
If you wish to use your result for immigration purposes you should notify the centre where you sit the exam. Test day photos ensure that your exam is secure and is even more trusted and valued. Photos taken on the day of the exam will be made available to the UK Home Office so that they can verify your result.
Before any of our exams are released for use, up to 150,000 real learners around the world pretest them to ensure that they are accurate and fair.
Find out more about pretesting, how it benefits learners, teacher and schools, and how you can take part