Bede's offers a number of intensive exams courses to allow students to obtain a professional qualification to certify their English level in preparation for future academic study or for their future career. 

All exam courses include dedicated exam preparation instead of regular English lessons and students sit the exam during their Bede's course, usually in the last week.

Intensive exam courses include the Cambridge B1 (Dicker), B2 (Lancing) and C1 (Lancing). We also offer the Trinity GESE speaking exam (Windlesham, Dicker) which involves just 5 hours of preparation.

Trinity GESE

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Cambridge B1 Preliminary

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Cambridge B2 First

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Cambridge C1 Advanced

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IELTS

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Trinity GESE

The Trinity GESE exams are focused on equipping people who want to develop their commnicative English speaking and listening skills for use in the real world.

The exams allow the students to discuss their interests and opinions which help motivate and build their confidence in using the language.  The exam usually consists of a one-to-one, face-to-face assessment lasting from 5 - 25 minutes depending on the grade.

  • 12 different levels are available (from complete beginners to advanced)
  • Available at Dicker
  • Minimum course is 2 weeks
  • Dedicated Exam Preparation (total 5 hours) instead Explorations (Windlesham) Enrichment (Dicker) lessons
  • Exam is taken at one of Bede's centres
  • Exam dates Fri 22 July 2022 and Fri 05 August 2022
  • Preparation & Exam Fee: £170
  • Fee includes exam enrolment fee, preparation and certificate
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Cambridge B1 Preliminary

The Cambridge B1 Preliminary is a qualification that shows a student can deal with everyday written and spoken English at an Intermediate level.

This qualification shows that a student can; read simple textbooks and articles in English, write letters and emails on everyday subjects, tale meeting notes and show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English.

The exam is usually split in to four categories (Reading - 45 minutes, Writing - 45 minutes, Listening - 30 minutes, Spekaing - 12-17 minutes per pair of candidates)

  • Students must have an Intermediate level (B1) before the course starts
  • Students' level will be checked before an exam place is confirmed
  • Available at Dicker
  • Dedicated Exam Preparation instead of English Skills and Enrichment lessons
  • Exam taken on Fri 22 July at Dicker centre or at a local external exam centre
  • Preparation & Exam Fee: £375
  • Fee includes exam enrolment fee, preparation and certificate
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Cambridge B2 First

 
The Cambridge B2 First is a qualification that shows a student is becoming skilled in English. It confirms that a student can use English at an Upper Intermediate level for study and in the world of work.
 
The exam is usually split into four categories; Reading and Use of English - 75 minutes, Writing - 80 minutes, Listening - 40 minutes, Speaking - 14 minutes) 
 
  • Students must have an Upper Intermediate level (B2) before the course starts
  • Students' level will be checked before an exam place is confirmed
  • Available at Lancing
  • Dedicated Exam Preparation instead of English Skills and Enrichment lessons
  • Exam taken on Thurs 28 July 2022 at Dicker centre or at a local external exam centre
  • Preparation & Exam Fee: £375
  • Fee includes exam enrolment fee, preparation and certificate
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Cambridge C1 Advanced

 
The Cambridge C1 Advanced is a qualification that is globally accepted as proof of high achievement. It provides high level English skills for academic and professional success and enables learners to make the most out of studying, living and working in English-speaking countries.
 
The exam is usually split in to four categories; Reading and Use of English - 90 minutes, Writing - 90 minutes, Listening - 40 minutes, Speaking - 15 minutes)
The Speaking test is taken face-to-face, with teo candidates and two examiners.
  • Students must have an Advanced level (C1) before the course starts
  • Students' level will be checked before an exam place is confirmed
  • Available at Lancing
  • Dedicated Exam Preparation instead of English Skills and Enrichment lessons
  • Exam taken on Fri 29 July 2022 at Dicker centre or at a local external exam centre
  • Preparation & Exam Fee £375
  • Fee includes exam enrolment fee, preparation and certificate
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IELTS

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The IELTS qualification is widely accepted by professional registration bodies, educational institutes and government immigration agencies as proof of English language skills.

  • Students must have an Intermediate level (B1) before the course starts
  • Available at Brighton
  • IELTS preparation is a 2-week course
  • IELTS students should stay 1 extra night (no extra charge) and depart on Sunday
  • Exam is taken at an external testing venue in Brighton
  • Exam dates: 23 July 2022 or 6 August 2022
  • 2 weeks £375
  • Fee includes exam enrolment fee, preparation and certificate
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