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Your path to learning English, step by step

Cambridge English Qualifications are in-depth exams that make learning English enjoyable, effective and rewarding.

Our qualifications are based on research into effective teaching and learning. They motivate people of all ages and abilities to learn English and develop practical skills for the real world. Each exam focuses on a level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), helping learners to improve their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills step by step.

Whatever your goals or ambitions, Cambridge English Qualifications are a mark of excellence, accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide.

For further information go to: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org

About our exams

B2 First

B2 First is our most popular exam, accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.

A B2 First qualification shows that you can:

  • communicate effectively face-to-face, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
  • follow the news
  • write clear, detailed English, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
  • write letters, reports, stories and lots of other types of text.

For further information go to: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org

C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced is an in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for. More than 8,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B2 First and C2 Proficiency.

A C1 Advanced qualification shows that you can:

  • follow an academic course at university level
  • communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • express yourself with a high level of fluency.

For further information go to: Cambridge English’s C1 Advanced web page.

C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency is our highest-level qualification – proof that you are a highly competent speaker of English. Preparing for and passing the exam means you have the level of English that’s needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme.

A C2 Proficiency qualification shows that you can:

  • study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
  • understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • talk about complex or sensitive issues, and deal confidently with difficult questions.

For further information go to: Cambridge English’s C2 Proficiency web page.

Exam Dates and Locations

All exams dates are available in Auckland.

B2 First

Exam date

Entry closing date

Late entry final cut-off date*

30 November 2021 22 October 2021 24 November 2021
11 March 2022 28 January 2022 4 March 2022
7 June 2022 26 April 2022 31 May 2022
29 November 2022 18 October 2022 22 November 2022

C1 Advanced

Exam date

Entry closing date

Late entry final cut-off date*

1 December 2021 26 October 2021 24 November 2021
12 March 2022 28 January 2022 4 March 2022
8 June 2022 27 April 2022 1 June 2022
30 November 2022 19 October 2022 23 November 2022

C2 Proficiency

Exam date

Entry closing date

Late entry final cut-off date*

2 December 2021 26 October 2021 24 November 2021
5 March 2022 21 January 2022 25 February 2022
9 June 2022 28 April 2022 2 June 2022
1 December 2022 20 October 2022 24 November 2022

Prices

$340.00 per person, per exam.

*The closing date for registration and payment is 6 weeks before the exam. However, late admissions will be possible up until the week before at an extra cost of $80.00.

Registration

To register to take a Cambridge exam at the New Zealand Exam Centre, please read this Summary Regulations PDF and then fill out our online registration form.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@nzexamcentre.co.nz or call +64 (9) 309 0615.

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