Official exams


More and more often, companies require training schemes for employees and those applying for a job to be accredited with official certificates. In English, the most internationally recognised qualification is First Certificate, from the prestigious University of Cambridge. Apart from being the biggest school in the Vallés region, at Cambridge School we have the unbeatable record of students prepared for this exam, which is obviously thanks to our students, who have access to better resources, native speaking teachers and the experience to properly guide them in terms of exams.

Hundreds of students have made the most of our already popular, preparation classes, based on 3-month intensive courses and mock exams which are extremely useful for the official exam and help students achieve this merit for their curriculum vitae.

Not only do we offer special preparation courses for First Certificate, but also the other Cambridge exams, including exams for children and business.

Official exams in English

Exam details:

The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Proficiency level of English exam for adults. This is normally taken by people who have been studying English for many years and who, generally, have lived in English speaking countries or have close contact with English speaking people.
The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Advanced level exam for adults and young people who have normally studied English for a minimum of 10 years.
The Cambridge First Certificate in English
This is probably the most well-known exam for adults and young people offered by the University of Cambridge. It is for students who, on the whole, have been studying English for 7 years.
The Cambridge Preliminary English Test
Intermediate level exam generally aimed at young learners.
The Cambridge Key English Test
Pre-intermediate level exam for young learners.
The Cambridge Starters and Movers Exams
Aimed particularly at students between the ages of 9 and 11.
The Cambridge Business English Certificates
A series of exams for adults who tend to use English at work or who may need to in the future. There are three levels: Preliminary (intermediate), Vantage (upper-intermediate) and Higher (advanced).

At Cambridge School, we offer intensive preparation classes in the weeks running up to the exam so that students who are taking the official exams are as prepared as possible. We also offer them the possibility to take mock exams, at no cost, in the same conditions as the real exam.

Official exams in German

We prepare our students for the prestigious Goethe Institute, exams which are internationally recognised and can lead on to getting the following certificates: Zertificat Deutsch, Mittelstufe Deutsch y el Oberstufe Deutsch.

Official exams in French

We prepare our students for the internationally recognised Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (DELF) awarded by the French Ministry of Education.

Official exams in Italian

We prepare our students for the internationally recognised exam Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana (CELI), awarded by the University for Foreigners Perugia. The exams are divided into 5 different levels. From beginners to advanced, they follow the official ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). We also offer the Italian Certificate in Business (CIC) awarded by the University for Foreigners Perugia. The exams are split into 2 levels: intermediate: (corresponds to CELI 2 and 3) and advanced (CELI 4).

Official exams in Spanish

We prepare our students for the prestigious and internationally recognised exam Diploma de Español Como Lengua Extranjera awarded by the Ministry of Education for Spanish Education in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes. The certificate has three levels::

- The CIE - Beginners Certificate in Spanish.
- The DIE - Intermediate diploma in Spanish (Previously known as the Basic Diploma in Spanish).
- The DSE - Advanced diploma in Spanish.


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