Take Exams With Bayswater

Many of our schools are official English exam centres for popular language exams including IELTS and Cambridge.

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Why Take an Exam?

A test score on paper is an easy way to demonstrate your English level. This can be helpful in many situations, whether you're emigrating, applying for a job or applying to university. Most exams focus on the English you'll need in real-life situations, so studying English for an exam is a great way to learn English for social situations, too!

Take Exams

English exams are available at our schools in:
All 4 sections of the IELTS test (including the speaking) are always on the same day at Bayswater test centres.

Bayswater UK Exam Venues

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English Exam Preparation Courses

English Exam Preparation in Central London

In 2019 we completed a full transformation of Bayswater London, bringing the facilities into the 21st Century, with interactive televisions in every classroom, contemporary furniture and interior design. Our school in central London offers IELTS preparation classes for B2+ and Cambridge English preparation classes for FCE (B2 First) or CAE (C1 Advanced).

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English Exam Preparation in the UK

At all of our UK schools we offer full-time IELTS Preparation Courses, Monday-Friday throughout the year for B2+. Our IELTS Preparation Course offers a varied, comprehensive programme covering all of the skills you need to improve your exam performance. Our centre in Brighton also offers Cambridge Exam Preparation classes for FCE (B2 First) or CAE (C1 Advanced).

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English Exam Preparation in South Africa

Our Centre in South Africa, Bayswater Cape Town, offers IELTS Preparation classes for B2+ or Cambridge Preparation classes for FCE (B2 First) or CAE (C1 Advanced). All Exam Preparation classes in Cape Town offer varied, comprehensive lessons covering all of the skills you need to improve your exam performance.

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English Exam Preparation in Cyprus

Our centre in Limassol, Cyprus (Formerly Bayswater Cyprus) offers full-time IELTS Preparation Courses, Monday-Friday throughout the year for B1+.

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English Exam Preparation in Canada

We offer full-time IELTS Preparation Courses throughout the year at all three of our Canadian centres in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary for B2+. We also offer Cambridge English Preparation courses for FCE (B2 First) or CAE (C1 Advanced) in Toronto and Vancouver.

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IELTS FAQs

Where can I study IELTS Preparation at Bayswater?

You can study IELTS Preparation classes at all of our English-teaching Bayswater centres: Central London, Liverpool, Brighton, Bournemouth, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Cape Town and Cyprus.

Where can I take the IELTS Exam with Bayswater?

You can take an in-person IELTS exam at our centres in London, Brighton, Vancouver, Cape Town and Cyprus, or take an online IELTS exam at any of our centres.

How do I apply for an IELTS test?
  • Apply online.    

  • Create a profile with all your details online.

  • You must have a Current passport 
    EU national ID ,UK Resident permit or ARC card to be able to sit the exam .

  • You must bring the same ID that you registered online on the exam day. 

You have 24 hours to pay for your exam (24 hour rule not applicable on weekends).
If we do not hear from you, within this period we will assume you no longer wish to sit the test with us and cancel your reservation.
If you are applying for a test within 7 days of the test date, you must make a payment  by 4 pm the same day.
You can pay directly after your booking.
If you are having problems paying online, please contact the IELTS exams office requesting a personalised payment link.

Are there any age restrictions for taking the IELTS exam?

The IELTS test is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16. However it is left to the discretion of each individual. The minimum age for an IELTS test taker is 11 years old.
If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must do the booking for you. 

How much is the exam?

The exam fee for 2021 is £185

Cambridge FAQs

Where can I study Cambridge English Preparation with Bayswater?

You can study Cambridge English Preparation classes at Bayswater centres in London, Brighton, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Cape Town.

Where can I take the Cambridge Exam with Bayswater?

You can take the Cambridge English Exam at Bayswater Centres in London and Brighton.

How do I apply for a Cambridge Exam?

If you would like to take the Cambridge Exam at one of our centres, please contact us.

Are there age restrictions for the Cambridge Exam?

There are no age restrictions for Cambridge Exams, however there are specific tests designed for children of school age. You can find out more here: Regulations (cambridgeenglish.org)

How much does the exam cost?

London & Brighton: £170 (FCE) / £175 (CAE)

Vancouver & Toronto: $350 (FCE or CAE)

Cape Town: €350 (FCE or CAE)

FCE & CAE Course Dates

Vancouver & Toronto

Course Start

Course End

Exam Date (FCE)

Exam Date (CAE)

Course Length

Intensities Available

Jan 3, 2023

Mar 10, 2023

Mar 10, 2023

Mar 11, 2023

10 weeks

Intensive and Super Intensive

Mar 13, 2023

Jun 2, 2023

Jun 6, 2023

Jun 7, 2023

12 weeks

Intensive and Super Intensive

Jun 5, 2023

Aug 25, 2023

Aug 24, 2023

Aug 25, 2023

12 weeks

Intensive and Super Intensive

Sept 5, 2023

Nov 24, 2023

Nov 28, 2023

Nov 29, 2023

12 weeks

Intensive and Super Intensive