CAREER SUCCESS THROUGH UK QUALIFICATIONS Cambridge ESOL examinations 2012

Exams
Paper based KET Paper based PET Paper based KET for Schools Paper based KET for Schools Computer based KET for Schools Paper based PET for Schools Paper based PET for Schools Computer based PET for Schools Paper based FCE Paper based FCE for Schools Computer based FCE for Schools Paper based CAE Computer based CAE Paper based CPE Paper based TKT Computer based TKT Computer based BEC Preliminary Paper based BEC Vantage Computer based BEC Vantage Paper based BEC Higher Computer based BEC Higher ILEC, ICFE (paper based only) YLE

Fees (RON)
295 420 295 295 280 420 420 400 575 575 545 610 580 625 160 150 385 585 555 620 590 1000 630 215

Open sessions
Sat 19 May Sat 19 May Sat 2 June Sat 24 November Wed 21 March Sat 2 June Sat 24 November Wed 21 March Sat 10 March Sat 9 June Sat 8 December Sat 24 March Sat 17 November Sat 17 March Wed 13 June Sat 1 Dec Sat 27 Oct Thu 14 June Sat 1 December 21 April Sat 24 Nov Sat 10 Nov Sat 2 June Sat 10 Nov Sat 26 May Sat 10 Nov Sat 12 May Sat 17 Nov Sun 16 December

Speaking Window
11 – 21 May 11 – 21 May 25 May – 4 June 16 – 26 November 17 – 25 March 25 May – 4 June 16 – 26 November 17 – 25 March 24 February – 11 March 25 May – 17 June 16 November – 9 December 16 – 25 March 10 – 18 November 2 – 18 March 25 May – 17 June 16 November – 9 December 20 – 28 October 25 May – 17 June 16 November – 9 December n/a n/a 3 – 11 November 11 May – 4 June 3 – 11 November 11 – 28 May 3 – 11 November 4 – 14 May 9 – 19 November n/a

Registration period
31 March – 6 April 31 March – 6 April 17 – 21 April Up to 16 October By 7 March 17 – 21 April Up to 16 October By 7 March 10 – 20 January 3 – 12 April 2 – 12 October 1 – 10 February 16 - 31 October 10 – 20 January 3 – 12 April 2 –12 October 2 – 10 October 3 – 12 April 2 –12 October 28 February – 3 March By 8 November 2 - 20 October 31 March – 6 April 2 - 20 October 31 March – 6 April 2 - 20 October By 30 March 11 September - 5 October 6 September - 26 October

*Fees are subject to change in 2012. Any change will be notified on the website www.britishcouncil.ro. If you represent a school or an institution, are interested in organising exams on its premises and can register at least 25 candidates per level for PB (or 10 per level for CB) we will also be able to organise any session listed on www.cambridgeesol.org, for (CB) KET, (CB) KET for Schools, (CB) PET, (CB) PET for Schools, (CB) FCE, (CB) FCE for Schools, (CB) CAE, CPE, (CB) BEC. You need to contact us at least 6-7 weeks before the date of the written exam. Approval to hold a closed session is only possible at the request of a school/institution with the prior written consent of the British Council.
The British Council and the Examining Boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or re-testing at a later date.

specifying where and when to collect the certificate. candidates receive a confirmation email with details about the venue. Any complaints concerning the administration of the exam raised afterwards might not be taken into consideration. dates and times of the written and speaking papers. entries cannot be transferred from one examination sitting to a future one or to a different level. they must contact a British Council office immediately. Cancellations. When Cambridge ESOL approves the withdrawal. Enquiries on result Enquiries can be made according to the procedure specified in the result email. as well as in all our centres. Any queries or complaints about the way the exam is organised are dealt with by a supervisor or the British Council representative at the venue immediately after the end of the paper or exam. they can still register (by paying an extra fee) during the late registration period. certificates Cancellations After the registration period has ended. they are not displayed and are not communicated by telephone. Registration procedures Payment of the exam fee Registration means filling in the entry form and paying the exam fee. In case candidates have not received this by the date mentioned on the entry form. Late registrations In case one misses the registration period. Exam sitting and special arrangements The duration of the exams The exams are usually held on two days: one day for the written papers (set by Cambridge ESOL) and another day for Speaking set by the British Council in the period mentioned on the entry form. The allocation of candidates Candidates are allocated to rooms and exam dates according to their candidate number. 3. examiner-marked papers are typically double-marked and in borderline or disputed cases they are marked three or four times. Transfers from one centre to another are not permitted. clash of dates with other examinations). no cancellations of entries are possible other than those on medical grounds. Fees can be paid in cash. specifying the medical reasons for which they had to withdraw their entry or were unable to sit the examination. Written papers The allocation into rooms is displayed at the exam venue in the morning of the exam. Transfers After registration. The entry form is available on the British Council website. Certificates are not sent by post unless the British Council Examinations Services receives a written request from the certificate owner. Certificates Certificates are issued about 3 months after the exam date for paper-based examinations and about 6 weeks after the date of computer-based examinations. . for example. The oral test The Speaking timetable is displayed on the British Council website a few days prior to the oral exam. Refunds are not given for any other reason (including. by card or by bank transfer during the registration period. Full details about the registration procedure can be found on the entry form. English in Use or Listening papers or a re-mark of the Writing paper. but the exact period when certificates can be collected is mentioned in the result reminder email. as well as information about the exam board regulations for the sitting. You can request either a clerical re-check of the Reading. respectively 3 weeks after the date of the computer based tests. both services are charged. which is advertised on the internet and at the British Council offices. The withdrawal and refund of the examination fee have to be requested within the deadline mentioned on the entry form. Candidates are to request this in writing and provide a valid statement from a medical practitioner. provided they inform the British Council about their entitlement to special arrangements upon registration (unless there is an emergency) so that approval from Cambridge ESOL can be granted in due time. Special arrangements Any candidate who has special needs related to an examination is entitled to assistance. candidates are refunded the exam fee minus a local administrative tax. Results Results are available online to all candidates 6 weeks after the paper-based exam date.CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES 1. All candidates are emailed a result reminder message from the British Council. 5 days before the start of each registration period. 2. It is extremely rare for such enquiries to lead to a change in the result for the following reasons: the majority of papers are either machine-marked or clerically marked with double-checking. results. Results are confidential. After entries are processed. which is automatically issued by the exams software upon registration.

Proof of payment must be sent together with the table of candidates.britishcouncil. You can find details about fees and venues on the entry form. name of the person designated by the preparation centre to act as contact person in all matters concerning the respective examination session).. There is no minimum number of candidates for a block entry. Please note that entries can only be accepted upon full completion of the above details.CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION CENTRES Definition A block entry is when an institution (called preparation centre) enters a group of candidates. Exams available for block entries Preparation centres can register candidates for any of the Cambridge examinations offered by the British Council Romania Examinations Services: KET. Your registration is completed once you have received an answer to your e-mail. their parents have to sign for them. These fees do not apply to late registrations The 10% discount is offered exclusively to schools and only applies to block entry registrations. PET for Schools. Subsequent transfers from an open centre to a closed sub-centre or from one session or level to another will not be accepted after registrations close. proof of payment 3. The candidates from English bilingual classes entered for CAE or BEC Higher will be listed separately (in a separate worksheet) as the school is entitled to a 10% discount on the exam fee.britishcouncil. ICFE. . who fill in an individual entry form and send proof of payment to the British Council on their own) cannot sit the exam as part of the block entry in a closed sub-centre (where this is the case). Other documents In order for the students to benefit from the 10 % discount on CAE or BEC Higher. State schools can enter: • students from English bilingual classes for CAE and BEC Higher. rather than the candidates entering as individuals. PET. Still. schools are advised to keep the candidates’ signed entry forms as proof of their being aware of registration regulations. CPE. Proof of payment The preparation centre will pay British Council Examinations Services the appropriate fees into the bank account (bank details on the entry form. available at www. The discount does not apply to individual candidates • as well as students from other classes for any Cambridge exams. candidate table 2.xls etc. All schools must send the British Council Examinations Services by post a table with CAE candidates’ signatures that they are aware of and agree with having a test day photo taken. BEC. address. CAE. The preparation centre should let candidates know that they can only sit the exam as part of the block entry if their details are entered in the respective table. Preparation centres must not send entry forms to the Examinations Services as this might result in having double entries.). A separate file is necessary for each syllabus (e. Candidates who register individually (i. registration has to include a proof of the fact that the respective students are enrolled in a bilingual programme. Please note that complete registration implies both payment and completion of the above mentioned table.ro).g. all the required information is compulsory in order to enter candidates in the exams data-base.xls. 3. CAE. proof that a group of candidates are registered in English bilingual classes (if applicable) 1. this makes all procedures related to the exam much easier. FCE for Schools. with a 10% discount on the exam fee. FCE. The template of this table is available on the British Council website (www. Please make sure that you supply this information even if it remains unchanged from previous sessions – again. FCE.e. to whom the entire fee specified on the relevant entry form is applied Registration procedures The preparation centre must e-mail the British Council Examinations Services the following: 1. The candidate table must be e-mailed to the British Council Examinations Services within the registration period and must include both candidates’ details and the school details (name. ILEC. 2.ro). If candidates are under age. in accordance with an agreement signed by the British Council. Candidates’ names should be in accordance with their official ID documents. KET for Schools. the Romanian Ministry of Education and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations in 1999.

qualifying institutions must complete and sign the form Terms and Conditions and return to the British Council.ro British Council Cluj-Napoca 11 Arany Janos street. Exam administration for approved closed sub-centres Dates The date of the written papers (Reading.ro . Cluj or Iasi of their intention when they send the candidate list. F: 021 3079602 E: contact@britishcouncil. Addvantage Programme Preparation centres that register candidates as block entries can be entitled to Addvantage Programme membership and access the benefits of their 2012 entries. Timişoara 4 Vasile Parvan blvd.ro Centrul Pentru Invatarea Limbilor Moderne. Preparation centres who want to organise one or several examinations on their premises have to enter a minimum of 25 candidates for each exam. To activate their membership. 1st floor Sediul Bibliotecii Centrale Universitare T: 0749 478 639 E: office@alternativaculturala. Bucharest T: 021 3079600. Braşov Transilvania University.ro Asociatia Alternativa Culturala. Iaşi T/F: 0232-316159 E: bc. Cluj-Napoca T: 0264-594408. 010572. For more information. contact us: British Council Bucharest 14 Calea Dorobanţilor. 400028.Details about registration and examination dates and venues are sent to the preparation centre. F : 0264 593090 E: bc.cluj@britishcouncil. They should inform British Council Bucharest. A decision will be taken after registrations close. BCU T: 0268475348 E: cilm@unitbv. who must forward these documents to the candidates within one week of receipt.iasi@britishcouncil. 700511. Corp N.ro British Council Iaşi 4 Păcurari street. The Addvantage Programme will replace the incentive scheme. Sala NI 13 1 Politehnicii street. It is mandatory that the Use of English paper should start before 13:00 and that the Listening test should be held on the same day as the other written papers. Use of English and Listening) is set by the University of Cambridge ESOL and the date of the speaking test is agreed between the British Council Examinations Services and the preparation centre. Writing..

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