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First (FCE) for Schools

FCE for Schools is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It gives 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.
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.


FCE for Schools qualification shows that students can:
  • communicate effectively face to face, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
  • write clear, detailed English, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
  • follow the news
  • write letters, reports, stories and lots of other types of text.

Key facts

CEFR level:B2
Scale score: 160–190
Test format: Computer or paper-based
No. of papers:4
Exam length:About 3.5 hours

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