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Cambridge Assessment English Exams

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To download our 2024 Paper-based Cambridge Information Sheet, showing final entry dates, click here.

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  • Basil Paterson is one of the largest open test/exam centres in Scotland, with over 3000 candidates taking tests and exams every year.
  • Basil Paterson offers both Paper-based and Computer-based Cambridge Assessment English exams.
  • Cambridge Assessment English exams are internationally recognised by thousands of companies, organisations and universities.
  • Cambridge Assessment English exams offer an important qualification for life – perfect for your CV.
  • Basil Paterson can help you prepare for your exam, offering intensive B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency courses throughout the year

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2024 Cambridge Assessment English Paper-based exam dates at Basil Paterson

Exam Dates
C2 Proficiency
 02 Mar 2024 (final entry 02 Feb)
04 May 2024 (final entry 05 Apr)
07 June 2024 (final entry 09 May)
30 Nov 2024 (final entry 031 Nov)
C1 Advanced
16 Mar 2024 (final entry 16 Feb)
14 May 2024 (final entry 16 Apr)
05 Jun 2024 (final entry 08 May)
26 Jul 2024 (final entry 28 Jun)
23 Aug 2024 (final entry 26 Jul)
27 Nov 2024 (final entry 31 Oct)
B2 First
15 Mar 2024 (final entry 16 Feb)
18 May 2024 (final entry 18 Apr)
04 Jun 2024 (final entry 07 May)
25 Jul 2024 (final entry 28 Jun)
22 Aug 2024 (final entry 26 Jul)
26 Nov 2024 (final entry 30 Oct)
Exam 2023 Fees
C2 Proficiency  £200
C1 Advanced  £195
B2 First  £190


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