Exam preparation classes


Exam preparation classes


We offer exam preparation classes at several times, meaning that you should be able to find a class that is convenient for you, whatever your schedule.

We offer group classes for Cambridge exams and IELTS. We are happy to arrange private or closed group classes for Trinity GESE, TOEFL, and other exams if this is what you need.

Kheiron is the only institution in Oxford to offer classes for Trinity SELT (Secure English Language Tests).

If you’d like to know more about our classes, please contact us and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Kheiron was the first school which I chose and I don’t regret. All the teachers are extremely friendly and helpful. The classes are flexible and enjoyable. The last months I was doing IELTS classes and I really love it. And I passed my IELTS exam with the result I needed!

Samara Brazil
Samara

I passed the CAE in June 2018. I felt proud and happy when I passed the exam, especially as it is one exam the whole year which showed what I had achieved in the whole year.

Sebastian Germany
Sebastian

I attended the CAE preparation classes in Kheiron School. The teachers in the school are amazing and I have learned so much, especially the speaking part. I passed the CAE test and I’m really grateful for the help Kheiron has given me.

Cherry China
Cherry

 If you’re preparing for an English test, our exam preparation classes will help you get the qualification you need.

We offer preparation classes for the Cambridge: Preliminary (PET), the Cambridge: First (FCE), the Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), and the Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE) exams as well as IELTS, Trinity GESE, and TOEFL.

We offer exam preparation classes at several times, meaning that you should be able to find a class that is convenient for you, whatever your schedule.

We offer group classes for Cambridge exams and IELTS. We are happy to arrange private or closed group classes for Trinity GESE, TOEFL, and other exams if this is what you need.

Kheiron is the only institution in Oxford to offer classes for Trinity SELT (Secure English Language Tests).

If you’d like to know more about our classes, please contact us and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Kheiron was the first school which I chose and I don’t regret. All the teachers are extremely friendly and helpful. The classes are flexible and enjoyable. The last months I was doing IELTS classes and I really love it. And I passed my IELTS exam with the result I needed!

Samara Brazil
Samara

I passed the CAE in June 2018. I felt proud and happy when I passed the exam, especially as it is one exam the whole year which showed what I had achieved in the whole year.

Sebastian Germany
Sebastian

I attended the CAE preparation classes in Kheiron School. The teachers in the school are amazing and I have learned so much, especially the speaking part. I passed the CAE test and I’m really grateful for the help Kheiron has given me.

Cherry China
Cherry

 If you’re preparing for an English test, our exam preparation classes will help you get the qualification you need.

We offer preparation classes for the Cambridge: Preliminary (PET), the Cambridge: First (FCE), the Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), and the Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE) exams as well as IELTS, Trinity GESE, and TOEFL.

About exam preparation classes

The aim of our exam classes is to prepare you for your exam by:

  • Giving you plenty of practice in the exam to familiarise you with the exam format and to improve your confidence.

  • Providing you with exam strategies and techniques to help improve your performance.

Class information:
Class fees include:

– Small group sizes: maximum is 12 students.

– Levels available: B2 to C2.

– Lesson length: 90 minutes (2 hours for evening classes).

– Minimum enrolment age for adults is 16. No maximum enrolment age.

– Students can start every week.

– Period of study: 1 week to 48 weeks.

– No registration fee.

– Class materials.

– Placement level test with needs analysis.

– Use of students’ room with free tea and coffee.

– 8-weekly tutorials (a private 15 minute session with the Principal or Director of Studies to discuss your progress, areas to improve and future learning goals).

– Use of our small library with newspapers and magazines.

– Wi-Fi.

– End of study certificate of attendance and level.

Class type
Days
Times
Cambridge: First

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

12:30-14:00

Monday

Wednesday

19:00-21:00
Cambridge: Advanced

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

12:30-14:00
Thursday19:00-21:00
Cambridge: Proficiency

Wednesday

Friday

12:30-14:00
Thursday18:30-20:30
IELTS

Tuesday

Thursday

12:30-14:00
Thursday17:00-18:30

About exam preparation classes

The aim of our exam classes is to prepare you for your exam by:

  • Giving you plenty of practice in the exam to familiarise you with the exam format and to improve your confidence.

  • Providing you with exam strategies and techniques to help improve your performance.

Class information:
Class fees include:

– Small group sizes: maximum is 12 students.

– Levels available: B2 to C2.

– Lesson length: 90 minutes (2 hours in the evnings).

– Minimum enrolment age for adults is 16. No maximum enrolment age.

– Students can start every week.

– Period of study: 1 week to 48 weeks.

– No registration fee.

– Class materials.

– Placement level test with needs analysis.

– Use of students’ room with free tea and coffee.

– 8-weekly tutorials (a private 15 minute session with the Principal or Director of Studies to discuss your progress, areas to improve and future learning goals).

– Use of our small library with newspapers and magazines.

– Wi-Fi.

– End of study certificate of attendance and level.

Class type
Days
Times
Cambridge First

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

12:30-14:00

Monday

Wednesday

19:00-21:00
Cambridge: Advanced

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

12:30-14:00
Thursday19:00-21:00
Cambridge: Proficiency

Monday

Wednesday

12:30-14:00
Thursday18:30-20:30
IELTS

Tuesday

Thursday

12:30-14:00
Thursday17:00-18:30
Class information:

– Small group sizes: maximum is 12 students.

– Levels available: B2 to C2.

– Lesson length: 90 minutes (2 hours in the evenings).

– Minimum enrolment age for adults is 16. No maximum enrolment age.

– Students can start every week.

– Period of study: 1 week to 48 weeks.

– No registration fee.

Class fees include:

– Class materials.

– Placement level test with needs analysis.

– Use of students’ room with free tea and coffee.

– 8-weekly tutorials (a private 15 minute session with the Principal or Director of Studies to discuss your progress, areas to improve and future learning goals).

– Use of our small library with newspapers and magazines.

– Wi-Fi.

– End of study certificate of attendance and level.

Class type
Days
Times
Cambridge: First

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

12:30-14:00

Monday

Wednesday

19:00-21:00
Cambridge: Advanced

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

12:30-14:00
Thursday19:00-21:00
Cambridge: Proficiency

Monday

Wednesday

12:30-14:00
Thursday18:30-20:30
IELTS

Tuesday

Thursday

12:30-14:00
Thursday17:00-18:30

Our prices

Daytime classes

Evening classes

Our prices

Daytime classes

Our prices

Evening classes

Frequently asked questions

Which exam should I take?
This depends on what you need it for. People often require IELTS to study at university in an English speaking country, for example, or they might use a Cambridge certificate to demonstrate their level of English when applying for a job. If you aren’t sure if you need to take an exam, or don’t know which would be best for you, then we will be very happy to discuss things with you and help you make the right decision.
When can I start?
Our classes are continuous, so you can start any day you like.
What if I can't come to a class?

If you can’t come to a class, please tell a member of the management team in the office a minimum of 24 hours before the class, and you can then recover the class at a later date. If you don’t tell us 24 hours before the class, then unfortunately you will lose the class.

Do I have to pay a registration fee?
No. There are no registration fees.
What will I study in the classes?
You will study a combination of speaking, listening, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing. We use a rotating timetable system to ensure that students receive a good balance of language and skills work, and always aim to take our students’ needs and interests into account when planning classes.
What do I need to bring to class?
You will need to bring pens, pencils, and some paper. It is a good idea to have a folder to keep everything organised. We will provide all the study materials used in class.
Can I combine exam classes with General English classes?

Yes. Lots of students choose to attend a General English class before their exam class. It is a really good idea to continue improving your all-round English while also preparing for your exam.

How do I register for the exam?

You can take any Cambridge exam in Oxford in March, June and November. We can register you for the exam (usually about 6 weeks before), and will need you to give us your date of birth, nationality, and national identification number. The exam fee is approximately £200. You can take the IELTS exam in Oxford every two weeks. The fee is approximately £130.

My shifts at work change every week. Is this a problem?
No. A lot of our students have jobs which mean that the days and times they work can change every week. We try to be as flexible and understanding as possible, and are happy for you to attend different days or times each week if necessary. We just need you to tell us the days you would like to come as soon as you know your working schedule.
Will I receive a certificate when I leave the school?
Yes – all students will be given a certificate stating their level and how long they have studied at Kheiron.
How will my progress be assessed?

Regular exam practice is a central part of the exam courses, and this will give you and your teacher a clear idea of your progress, and will help you both to decide when you are ready to take the exam.

We also organise a private tutorial for part-time exam preparation students every 6 weeks with the Principal or Director of Studies, so that we can discuss your progress, areas to improve, and future goals and study ideas.

Will I need to buy a book?
You will need to buy or borrow an exam practice book for these classes. If you borrow the book, you will pay a deposit (£20) plus a rental fee (£5). If you return the book in excellent condition at the end of your course, we will return your full deposit – please make sure you only use pencil in the book, and erase any writing before you return it.
Can I have a student card?

We are happy to provide you with a Student ID card. These can be used to obtain a student discount from some businesses and organisations. If you would like a student ID card, please bring a passport photograph to the reception.

Is it possible to have a letter to confirm I am a student for the bank, for example?

Yes. Just ask us in reception and we will happily issue you with a letter confirming your start date and how long you intend to study at Kheiron.

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Closing dates


24 December, 2018 to 2 January, 2019.
19 April, 2019.
22 April, 2019.
6 May, 2019.
27 May, 2019.
26 August, 2019.
23 December, 2019 to 2 January, 2020.
All prices correct as of 2019.

I chose to study in Kheiron since it is a little school located in the heart of Oxford with excellent reviews and accredited by the British Council. As far I am concerned, my expectations were not disappointed from the first moment. Personally, it is the most suitable place in Oxford to learn English in a very stimulating atmosphere, where teachers are always focused on eliciting the best of you. What is more, they are continually adapting methodology and learning materials in order to make you reach a better comprehension and production of spoken English. Teachers are also friendly and animated, so you feel as if you had a second family in Oxford. I would doubtless come back!