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Cambridge Assessment English Exams

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To download our 2023 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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2023 Cambridge Assessment English Paper-based exam dates at Basil Paterson

Exam Dates
C2 Proficiency
 04 Mar 2023 (final entry 03 Feb)
06 May 2023 (final entry 05 Apr)
09 June 2023 (final entry 11 May)
30 Nov 2023 (final entry 03 Nov)
C1 Advanced
11 Mar 2023 (final entry 10 Feb)
11 May 2023 (final entry 13 Apr)
07 Jun 2023 (final entry 10 May)
28 Jul 2023 (final entry 30 Jun)
25 Aug 2023 (final entry 28 Jul)
29 Nov 2023 (final entry 01 Nov)
B2 First
10 Mar 2023 (final entry 10 Feb)
13 May 2023 (final entry 13 Apr)
06 Jun 2023 (final entry 09 May)
27 Jul 2023 (final entry 30 Jun)
24 Aug 2023 (final entry 28 Jul)
28 Nov 2023 (final entry 01 Nov)
Exam 2023 Fees
C2 Proficiency  £170
C1 Advanced  £165
B2 First  £160


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