Cambridge B2
First Exam

Your path to fluency starts here

BSC can help you to prepare for your Cambridge B2 First exam (previously known as the First Certificate, or FCE) by improving your key skills and English fluency.

Our course prepares you for all parts of the Cambridge B2 First exam. At the start you will take a diagnostic test that will help you and your teacher plan the rest of the course to give you the best chance of exam success.

You will have many opportunities to practise with authentic past papers and other relevant material, and you will also receive training in the skills and strategies you need to do your best on exam day.

Just looking to book your Cambridge Exam? We can help you - check out our English Exam Booking page. Exams fee from £155.

Cambridge B2 First Course Facts

Start dates

6 weeks: 25 Apr, 17 Oct
4 weeks: 4 Jul, 1 Aug

Available in

London, Manchester & York

Course levels

Upper Intermediate (B2)


30 lessons per week (20 lessons General English plus 10 lessons of exam focus per week)

30 lessons = 25 hours

Class Size

Maximum 14

Minimum age

16 years

Lesson duration

50 minutes

Price per week (from)

£255 (click here for price details)

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Cambridge Exam Preparation course outcomes

Our Cambridge B2 First Preparation course is carefully structured, including classes that focus on exam technique. With BSC you can expect to:

  • Learn and practise the specific strategies for every exam task. 
  • Improve the range and accuracy of the specific language required for your exam.
  • Build the confidence needed to perform well under pressure.
  • Receive individual feedback and support as well as group feedback throughout the course.

Student Outcomes

"We looked at presentation techniques, learning how to cut the sentences into chunks and how to stress each word in a paragraph.

We listened to an example, then we muted the sound, and then tried to do the techniques we’d learnt. To hear myself speaking was really helpful."

Nathaniel, BSC Brighton

Student Outcomes

"It was fantastic to discover London with other people from all over the world. I've made so many new friends from so many countries."

Bjorn, BSC London 

Student Outcomes

"I have special and happy experiences at BSC York. The teachers are lovely and helpful. I’ve had a great time with them and I wish I could stay longer."

Jai-Tzu, Taiwan, BSC York

Student Outcomes

"There are so many people from so many countries around the world and you have a lot of things to do after school."

Mara, Germany, BSC London

What is the difference between the Cambridge B2 First and C1 Advanced exams?

Cambridge English B2 First and C1 Advanced (FCE and CAE) exams both test you on all your English language skills; writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking.

Carried out by Cambridge Assessment English, the Cambridge English exams are used all over the world to measure English language ability.

The difference between B2 First and C1 Advanced is in the level of English covered, based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level. The qualification names reflect the language competency they are respectively suitable for; B2 First is aimed at an upper-intermediate level (B2 CEFR), and shows that you can use English well enough to live and work in an English-speaking environment.

Advanced is suitable for students at a high level (C1 and above) and is considered proof that your English level is suitable for entering university or a more complex professional role. We also offer preparation courses for the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam.