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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.


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.


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

Minimum enrolment period: 2 weeks

  • 1 July to 23 August 2019 (8-week course) - exam on 23 August 2019
  • 23 September to 13 December 2019 (12-week course) - exam on 14 December 2019*
  • 30 March 2020 to 12 June 2020 (11-week course) - exam on 10 June 2020
  • 29 June 2020 to 28 August 2020 (9-week course) - exam on 28 August 2020
  • 21 September 2020 to 11 December 2020 (12-week course) - exam on 11 December 2020

Please note that the College is closed for national holidays on 13 April 2020, 4 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 August 2020. On each of these days, we will offer students a free excursion/activity.

*An additional night's homestay accommodation until Sunday is included for the final weekend when the exam is on Saturday.

      Course Fees 2019 and 2020

      Registration fee: £80


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

      Accommodation (if required)

      • 2019: £144 per week
      • 2020: £146 per week

      Examination Fees

      • June 2019: £153
      • August 2019: £163
      • December 2019: £153
      • 2020: £155


      Sample timetable

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