Cambridge Exam Preparation

Learn more about IH Examination Pathway - our new exam preparation programme, will prepare you for any English language exam, including Cambridge, OET, Trinity, IELTS, TOEFL and Language Cert examinations. Learn about useful exam tips and strategies as well as the vocabulary, grammar and language skills practice needed for a good result.

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About the IH Examination Pathway

Pathway Structure:

 Option 1: Intensive IH Examination Pathway – 25 lessons per week

This includes 20 lessons per week of General English classes at the relevant level to improve accuracy and fluency plus 5 lessons per week of IH Examinations Pathway PSP (Personal Study Programme), that will focus on practising exam skills.

 Option 2: Standard IH Examination Pathway – 15 lessons per week

This includes 10 lessons per week of General English classes at the relevant level to improve accuracy and fluency plus 5 lessons per week of IH Examinations Pathway PSP (Personal Study Programme), that will focus on practising exam skills.

Notes:

Each lesson is 55 minutes long, so there are scheduled break periods that take this into account. Our class size is 12 students maximum (8 students on average).

 

Students can join the IH Examination Pathway on any Monday to prepare for any English exam!

Cambridge English Qualifications

Cambridge English qualifications for schools, general and higher education, and business.

EXAMINATION DATES 2022 
 
Cambridge B2 First (FCE)
 11 March, 7 June, 26 August, 29 November 2022

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)
12 March, 8 June, 27 August, 30 November 2022

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
9 June, 1 December 2022

Application: Candidates must register at least 6 weeks before the exam. Please complete the exam entry form and return it to the school via info@ihnewcastle.com or in person.

Payment may be made over the phone, in person, or online at: https://www.ihnewcastle.com/additional-payment

If you choose to pay online, please notify us by email with your completed entry form attached.

Preparation courses:
The school runs preparation courses to help candidates to pass the Cambridge examinations by focusing on required language skills as well as appropriate examination strategies. Further course details can be found here: https://www.ihnewcastle.com/english-courses/Cambridge-Examinations-and-Preparation-Courses

Proof of English level for immigration purposes
The UK Home Office has recently amended its list of examinations that are deemed suitable as proof of English level in connection with visa and other immigration matters - Secure English Language Tests (SELTS). If you are taking examinations in the UK, you can choose from IELTS or Trinity College examination. International House is an approved centre for preparation courses for Trinity SELT (Secure English Language Tests)

Please note that IELTS examinations required to support visa applications must be taken at one of 15 designated test centres in 8 UK cities: Cambridge, Edinburgh (two centres), London (six centres), Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Portsmouth.  If you have any questions, please email info@ihnewcastle.com