First (FCE) for Schools

Give students the confidence to use their English in the real world.

A Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools qualification shows that a student has the language skills they need to communicate in an English-speaking environment.

It’s also a great way to prepare for higher-level exams such as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

Cambridge English: First for Schools is targeted at the same CEFR level as Cambridge English: First (FCE) but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

Exam Format

The updated Cambridge English: First for Schools exam (for exam sessions from January 2015) is made up of four papers developed to test students' English language skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

Paper-based Full sample test

Summary regulations for candidates