Examination information

Examination information

Cambridge English Examinations

For candidates who wish to obtain a formal qualification in the English language, the Horizon College arranges Cambridge English examinations appropriate to the candidate’s level. These examinations are produced by Cambridge English.

Cambridge English is one of the world’s leading educational assessment agencies. It produces numerous examinations for the secondary, further and higher education sectors, both within the United Kingdom and internationally. Today Cambridge English worldwide administers the Cambridge examinations in more than 150 countries. The examinations are recognised internationally by universities, employers and education authorities.

Types of Examination
The Cambridge English examinations are linked to an international system of levels for assessing European languages. The range includes specialist examinations for business and academic purposes. All four areas of language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are tested, focusing on the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in English.

The Cambridge examinations are comparable to standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for language assessment.

In the diagram below it is possible to see which level a Cambridge certificate has within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Click on the picture for a larger version.

 

  

Downloads:

Cambridge English Examinations:

First Certificate in English (FCE/B2) (pdf)
First Certificate in English for Schools (FCE) (pdf)
Cambridge in Advanced English (CAE/C1) (pdf)
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE/C2) (pdf)

Preliminary English (PET/B1) (pdf)

  

Date and location Cambridge General English Exams Horizon College 

Spring/Summer 2018

 

General exams

Location:  Horizon College Alkmaar

 

 

Type

 

Written papers & Listening test

 

 

Speaking test

 

Closing Date

 

Price

 

PET

 

 

 

7 June 2018

 

7 June 2018

 

20 April 2018

 

€ 155,-

 

FCE for Schools

 

 

 

17 May 2018

 

18 May 2018

 

20 April 2018

 

€ 220,-

 

 FCE 

 

 

12 June 2018

 

8 or 9 or 11 June 2018

 

 

20 April 2018

 

€ 220,-

 

CAE

 

 

13 June 2018

 

8 or 9 or 11 June 2018

 

20 April 2018

 

€ 240,-

 

CPE

 

14 June 2018

 

8 or 9 or 11 June 2018

 

20 April 2018

 

€ 257,-

 

FCE

 

23 June 2018

 

22 June 2018

 

18 May 2018

 

€ 220,-

 

CAE

 

23 June 2018

 

22 June 2018

 

18 May 2018

 

€ 240,-

 

You will be informed of the date on your Confirmation of Entry. Please keep all dates free.

 

 

Entry Forms

 

Cambridge Block Entry Form Summer 2018 

 

 

 

Business English Certificates:  BEC

Waarom Business English? 

Meer dan ooit is een goede kennis van het Engels nodig om te slagen op internationaal zakelijk en commercieel  niveau. Als u kunt bewijzen dat u over goede  taalvaardigheden beschikt op het gebied van zakelijk Engels , dan heeft u grote voordelen op de banenmarkt en meer keuze, als u  in het buitenland wilt werken of studeren.

De business (BEC) certificaten  zijn geschikt voor mensen die zich individueel voorbereiden op deze examens. BEC examens zijn beschikbaar op drie niveaus: BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage en BEC Higher.

Downloads:
BEC Preliminary (B1)(pdf)
BEC Vantage (B2) (pdf)
BEC Higher (pdf)

 

 

Type

 

Written papers & Listening test

 

 

Speaking test

 

Closing Date

 

Price

 

BEC P 

 

9 June 2018

 

 9 June 2018

 

30 April 2018

 

€ 185,-

 

BEC V

 

7 June 2018

 

 9 June 2018

 

30 April 2018

 

€ 215,-

 

BEC H

 

26 May 2018

 

26 May 2018

 

30 April 2018

 

€ 235,-

 

 

You will be informed of the date on your Confirmation of Entry. Please keep all dates free.

 

Entry Forms

BEC Individual Entry Form Summer 2018

BEC Block Entry Form Summer 2018