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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.

2018 Cambridge English exam dates at Basil Paterson

Exam Dates
10 Mar (final entry 09 Feb)
12 May (final entry 12 Apr)
14 Jun (final entry 15 May)
06 Dec (final entry 07 Nov)
17 Mar (final entry 16 Feb)
12 May (final entry 12 Apr)
13 Jun (final entry 14 May)
25 Jul (final entry 26 Jun)
24 Aug (final entry 25 Jul)
20 Oct (final entry 21 Sep)
05 Dec (final entry 06 Nov)
16 Mar (final entry 22 Feb)
19 May (final entry 26 Apr)
12 Jun (final entry 24 May)
26 Jul (final entry 05 Jul)
23 Aug (final entry 02 Aug)
13 Oct (final entry 20 Sep)
04 Dec (final entry 15 Nov)
PET for schools
06 and 09 Jun (final entry 17 May)
25 May (final entry 03 May)
24 Jul (final entry 05 Jul)
07 Dec (final entry 15 Nov)
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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