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Cambridge English Exams

  • Basil Paterson is the largest open exam centre in Scotland, with over 4000 candidates taking examinations every year.
  • Cambridge English exams are internationally recognised by thousands of companies, organisations and universities.
  • Cambridge English Exams offer an important qualification for life – perfect for your CV.
  • Basil Paterson can help you prepare for your exam, offering intensive FCE, CAE and CPE courses throughout the year


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Our historic central Edinburgh premises are accessed by stairs from street level. If you require any form of special assistance to access our building in Edinburgh (e.g. a wheelchair ramp), please contact us at least one week before your exam for this to be arranged.

2017 Cambridge English exam dates at Basil Paterson

Exam Dates
11 Mar (final entry 16 Feb),
06 May (final entry 13 April),
08 Jun (final entry 11 May)
30 Nov (final entry 02 Nov)
01 Mar (final entry 09 Feb)
20 May (final entry 27 Apr)
07 Jun (final entry 11 May)
20 Jul (final entry 29 Jul)
25 Aug (final entry 03 Aug)
14 Oct (final entry 21 Sep)
29 Nov (final entry 02 Nov)
10 Mar (final entry 16 Feb)
13 May (final entry 20 Apr)
06 Jun (final entry 11 May)
27 Jul (final entry 06 Jul)
24 Aug (final entry 03 Aug)
07 Oct (final entry 14 Sep)
28 Nov (final entry 02 Nov)
PET for schools
07 and 10 Jun (final entry 18 May)
26 May (final entry 04 May)
25 Jul (final entry 06 Jul)
01 Dec (final entry 09 Nov)
2017 Exam 2017 Fees
FCE £135
CAE £140
CPE £145

2018 Cambridge English exam dates at Basil Paterson

Exam Dates
10 Mar (final entry TBC),
12 May (final entry TBC),
14 Jun (final entry TBC)
06 Dec (final entry TBC)
17 Mar (final entry TBC)
12 May (final entry TBC)
13 Jun (final entry TBC)
25 Jul (final entry TBC)
24 Aug (final entry TBC)
20 Oct (final entry TBC)
05 Dec (final entry TBC)
16 Mar (final entry TBC)
19 May (final entry TBC)
12 Jun (final entry TBC)
26 Jul (final entry TBC)
23 Aug (final entry TBC)
13 Oct (final entry TBC)
04 Dec (final entry TBC)
PET for schools
06 and 09 Jun (final entry TBC)
25 May (final entry TBC)
24 Jul (final entry TBC)
07 Dec (final entry TBC)
2018 Exam 2018 Fees
FCE £140
CAE £145
CPE £150


I knew CAE would help me later in life when applying for jobs, or just as something extra special in my CV. However, I mostly did it to challenge myself. (Linda)


I wanted to be able to study at a British university and have an advanced, internationally-recognised English certificate that could be used for further study and in my career. Cambridge is known for excellence and is revered in some countries.  (Delphine)

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