Cambridge Exam Preparation – C1 Advanced

Locations: Bray and Dublin

Experienced Teachers
Mock Exams Included
International Classes

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cambridge C1 Advanced

Students can study and prepare for the Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam with ATC Language Schools. The Cambridge English Qualifications are recognised worldwide by governments, employers, universities and colleges. The exam focuses on the 4 key skills of English, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

ATC’s Cambridge C1 Advanced preparation is 9 or 12 weeks long. The timetable includes 20 hours of lessons per week. The full course will develop the skills students will use during the exam, enhance the students’ comprehension and fluency of using English language and allow them to practice the exam techniques required.

Each Cambridge exam preparation course is planned to align with an exam offered locally, ATC can arrange the exam additionally to the course.

Minimum numbers are required for the course to proceed.
Read on for more information about the course, timetable and pricing.

Bray and Dublin
20 Hours per Week
Maximum class size: 15

Average class size – 8-12

Minimum Age:

ATC Bray     – 16*
ATC Dublin – 17*

Start Dates:

2023 –
September 18th – 12 weeks

2024 –
January 8th – 9 weeks
March 19th – 12 weeks
September 16th – 12 weeks

Level of English:

C1 – Advanced

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What you get


International classes


Regular practice tests using past papers


Mock exams to develop confidence


Additional material with ATC’s e-learning platform


Optional free afternoon classes and tutorials

Who is it for?

Students of all ages can prepare for the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam with ATC, it can be used to confirm your level of English abroad or at home. The Cambridge C1 Advanced Certificate is recognised internationally by employers, governments, universities and more.

Students should have a C1 level of English to begin the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam preparation course, please contact us if you would like to take a placement test to check your English level.
*Please note that from September to May inclusive there is a maximum of 4 weeks stay for students aged 16 and 17 years old.

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Student Reviews

Pedagogically speaking, we are given all sorts of support, such as online support material given by the teachers according to our needs. The teachers are very high profile and committed to helping us develop and improve our English skills.

Wesley, Brazil

After 3 months studying in ATC Dublin I can tell everybody…ATC should be your choice if you want to learn English in a serious but friendly school. Moreover, ATC is located in the very old town of Dublin, which will let you enjoy all the best of that vibrant city.

Jose Vicente, Spain

Cambridge C1 advanced preparation

Students that choose ATC’s Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam Preparation course will develop their overall level of confidence and fluency in the key skills covered in the exam. The main English language skills assessed in the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam are Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Students will also expand their vocabulary and grammar skills through the course.

The course is designed alongside a structured exam preparation course book and also uses additional material including previous exam papers. Students will practice each skill and topic with real Cambridge C1 Advanced exam test papers to ensure that by the time they sit the exam, they are confident in their abilities and familiar with the exam format. Using exam papers allows students to put the theory into practice and use the skills they have been developing in an exam context.

 In a typical week, students taking the Cambridge C1 Advanced course can expect to be assigned tasks to complete as homework, these tasks usually support the intended learning outcomes of the week through exam-style writing practice, vocabulary expansion and development of reading skills. As well as homework assignments, students are assessed by the class teacher through exam focused assessment with each week specifically focusing on a key skill area.

Teachers at ATC Language Schools use the communicative approach, taking a learner-centred approach with a strong emphasis on communicative tasks aimed at developing the necessary skills to succeed in the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam. Students use meaningful and authentic language to promote learning in a motivating and engaging setting. Students work on a variety of interactive and collaborative pair and group activities to meet daily learning outcomes focused on developing their exam skills.

Prior to taking their final exam, students will sit a mock exam during the final week of the course. This mock exam is carried out in exam-like conditions and includes a recorded speaking exam. ATC’s experienced exam team provides detailed feedback to the students on all aspects of their mock exam as well as detailed feedback on their speaking test.

In addition to the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam preparation course syllabus, ATC recommends students allow for 1-2 hours each day of self-study; this can be done through tasks set by the teacher, revising points covered from the course already, or using the Cambridge C1 Advanced exam practice from ATC’s e-learning platform.



Classes Monday to Friday
Lesson 1 09:00 to 11:00
Break 11:00 to 11:30
Lesson 2 11:30 to 13:30

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