The B2 first for schools (previously FCE) is a 4-week summer academic course designed for school-age learners rather than adults. The course has a specific start and finish date so that students can take the final examination at the end of the course.

The course timetable is designed to match with the Summer Vacation schedule so that all students participating on this course can experience the junior vacation activities with other international students.

On the last Saturday students must take the examination instead of participating on the full day excursion.  A BLC International activity leader will take all B2 First students to the examination centre. After taking the examination, any students who have passed are sent a final Cambridge accredited examination certificate.

A B2 First for Schools qualification shows that students can:

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