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Hilderstone College - Cambridge C1 Advanced Preparation

Cambridge C1 Advanced Preparation Course

Cambridge Assessment English

About the course

The perfect preparation for the C1 Advanced examination - formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Passing the Cambridge C1 Advanced means that you would able to follow a degree course at university or communicate with accuracy in a professional situation.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, there may be times when other students join the class online (hybrid learning). To enable the class to interact with one another, everyone should be prepared to connect online. You will receive access details in advance. All students need to bring either a laptop or a tablet to take part in our courses.

Objectives

This course focuses on the language skills required for each section of the exam, as well as specific skills for achieving your full potential on the day of the exam.

Morning programme: this is an advanced language course with classes covering grammar and vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension, varieties of written English and speaking practice, all of which are essential for success in this examination.

Afternoon programme: the emphasis will be on the exam preparation with special classes focusing the techniques, strategies and language necessary in all parts of the exam.

Monitoring your progress

Your classroom studies will be supported by carefully-guided homework and self-study throughout the course. Regular one-to-one tutorials are held to enable you to discuss your progress with your tutor. There will also be full mock tests so that you can see your progress, identify areas that need improvement and grow used to the pressure of the exam.

Outcomes

You will improve your accuracy and fluency in English to the level required for the C1 Advanced exam, as well as become familiar with the different papers, in order to reach your full potential.

Course dates 2022/2023

Minimum enrolment period: 1 week

  • 27/06/2022 to 26/08/2022 (9-week course) - exam on 26/08/2022
  • 19/09/2022 to 09/12/2022 (12-week course) - exam on 10/12/2022
  • 03/04/2023 to 09/06/2023 (10-week course) - exam on 07/06/2023
  • 26/06/2023 to 25/08/2023 (9-week course) - exam on 25/08/2023
  • 18/09/2023 to 08/12/2023 (12-week course) - exam on 09/12/2023

*Please note that the following dates are bank holidays in the UK, and no lessons take place on those days. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity. 

  • Monday 29 August 2022
  • Monday 10 April 2023
  • Monday 1 May 2023
  • Monday 29 May 2023
  • Monday 28 August 2023

In December, as the exam is on Saturday, an additional night's homestay accommodation until Sunday is included for the final weekend (if required).

Course Fees 2022/2023

Registration fee: £80

Tuition:

  • 1 week: £320
  • 2 to 4 weeks: £306 per week
  • 5 to 12 weeks: £285 per week

Homestay accommodation (if required):

  • £148 per week in 2022
  • £150 per week in 2023

Examination fees (if required):

  • £155 in 2022
  • £160 in 2023
Free June Cambridge Exam entry (conditions apply)

Coursebook: included for students booked for 3 weeks+ (a loan coursebook is given to students booked for 1 or 2 weeks, with an option to buy at cost price or return unmarked at the end of the course.

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
Break
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
Break
15.00 - 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Exam technique preparation classes Optional supervised self-study
16.00 - 17.30 Optional supervised self-study

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 or the full amount. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Enrolment Procedure Step 4 Please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
On your first day, you will meet the staff, we will show you around the College and Broadstairs and we will further assess your level. We will make sure you're all ready to start your course!
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Hilderstone College - Cambridge C1 Advanced Preparation