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If you are studying English, you have probably heard of Cambridge ESOL exams for every English level – PET, FCE, IELTS, and CAE.  But have you thought about doing a Cambridge Exam yourself? There are lots of reasons why doing a Cambridge Exam could help you in your life, studies, and career.

Here we list 6 reasons!

1. Internationally Recognized

Cambridge Exams are established and prestigious exams certified by the University of Cambridge and recognized all around the world.

Cambridge Exams can be taken at 2,800 authorized exam centers worldwide in 130 countries and there are more than 52,000 registered preparation centers.

2. Improve your real-life English skills

By preparing for a Cambridge Exam, you will develop communication skills which you can use for everyday life, work and study.

Cambridge Exams FCE, CAE & CPE focus on general English and are fun to prepare for. Unlike IELTS, the exams do not just cover academic English but are designed to test the English you will read, write, hear and speak in real life situations.


3. Set goals and increase your motivation

When you get to a higher level of English – at least good Upper Intermediate (B2) – you have the English skills to communicate with most people, deal with most situations and do most things you need to do on a daily basis. The challenge you have is to push yourself further.

4. Stand out from the crowd

Today’s job market is very international but it’s also very competitive. Many other international candidates have great English… but how many can prove it? A Cambridge exam allows you to get that advantage.

A Cambridge qualification on your CV not only shows that you have at that level on English officially – it also shows an employer that you are willing to dedicate time to improving your English and your professional skills.

5. Cambridge exams are recognized by universities

IELTS is by the most popular exam for students who want to enter university. But did you know the Cambridge CAE and CPE are recognized by universities too?

In fact, 99% of the world’s top 100 universities recognize the Cambridge CAE and CPE for university study.

6. Valid forever

Apart from IELTS, any other Cambridge Exam have no expiry date. So when you take a Cambridge exam, the result is valid forever. Please note that if you are taking the Cambridge Exam for university entry, some institutions may only accept a result up to 2 or 3 years after the exam was taken. Please check with the institution to which you are applying.

Just to remind you that in SEDA College we have some special classes aimed to help our students to succeed in their exams. So take a look at our activities calendar and go ready for the exams.