The BEC suite of exams is adjusted to the Council of Europe Common European Framework developed by ALTE and the Council of Europe. Each BEC level is equivalent to a general English (or Cambridge Main Suite) certificate.BEC level Cambridge main suite Council of Europe
DATES AND FEESJune 2013 Fee
HOW TO ENROL
Enrolments can only be accepted if payment is made by the enrolment deadline. You can enrol:
CONTENTS: PRELIMINARYReading and writing (90 minutes)
CONTENTS: VANTAGEReading (60 minutes)
CONTENTS: HIGHERReading (60 minutes)
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MARKING AND ISSUE OF RESULTS
All completed exam papers are returned to Cambridge for marking. The examiners are English-teaching specialists with relevant experience at the appropriate level. Examiners are trained, their work is continuously monitored and checked by highly experienced senior examiners as they work.
There are five possible grades for BEC: A, B and C are 'pass' grades; D and E are 'fail' grades. The grade is based on your total score in all the papers. Nine weeks after the exam, you will receive a Statement of Results giving the overall grade and including a graphical display of your performance in each component. These are shown against the scale Exceptional - Good - Borderline - Weak.
Certificates are issued to you if successful, approximately four months after the exam
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