Cambridge B2 First (FCE) is an official Cambridge English qualification at upper-intermediate level, requiring competence in all the language skills set at Level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common Framework of Reference for Languages.
At B2 level typical users can:
scan texts for relevant information
can make notes while someone is talking, or write a letter including non-standard requests
follow a talk on a familiar topic
keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics
Cambridge B2 First (FCE) formerly known as the “First Certificate”, is the most widely taken exam Cambridge English Exam in Switzerland. Cambridge B2 First (FCE) is used as a school-leaving exam at almost all educational levels (Secondary School, KV, Gymnasium, higher education such as Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences). B2 First (FCE) is also used in the corporate sector. B2 First (FCE) is an asset to every CV and improves every application where English language skills are required. More information for candidates
How is Cambridge B2 First (FCE) recognised?
Cambridge B2 First (FCE) is recognised as an entry or school-leaving qualification at various educational levels (e.g. KV M-Profile, Gymnasium, institutions of higher education, etc.). Many companies today require Cambridge B2 First (FCE) as a minimum requirement in regard to English language competence and, therefore, recognise Cambridge B2 First (FCE) as a reliable qualification.
Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.
Answer keys to the sample papers can be downloaded here.
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Flexible Test Options
The Cambridge B2 First (FCE) exam can be taken as a standard test (paper-based / PB) or as a computer-based (CB) exam. The exam content is exactly the same, it is only the delivery mode (paper-based / computer-based) which is different. There are different dates and exam locations for the PB or CB exams.