Exam preparation

Exam preparation

We specialise in helping students to achieve their exam goals and offer exam preparation in the following English exams: (Cambridge: Key; Cambridge: Preliminary; Cambridge: First; Cambridge: Advanced; Cambridge: Proficiency; Linguaskill), IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE.

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

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

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.



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!



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 size: private one-to-one class.

– Levels available: A1 to C2.

– Lesson length: 60 minutes; 90 minutes or 120 minutes.

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

– Start date: any day.

– Timetable: daytime, evening and weekend times available.

– Registration.

– Placement level test with needs analysis.

– Initial language consultation to establish your specific learning needs and goals.

– 4-weekly reports of progress.

– Class materials.

– End of study certificate of attendance and level.

Our prices

1 hour


1 hour


Frequently asked questions

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 cannot come to a class, please tell Poppy 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 do I need for the class?

You will need the following technical requirements: Wi-Fi or internet access; a laptop or PC with webcam, microphone and speakers. We will provide all the study materials used in class.

How will my progress be assessed?

Every 4 weeks you will be given a report based on what you will have studied in your classes in the previous 4 weeks. We provide extra links to exercises so that you can study at home further. We also assess your needs and progress continuously, based on how you communicate in class and your homework.

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 finish my classes?

Yes – you will receive a certificate stating your level and how many hours of English classes you have attended.

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.

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.

Will I need to buy a book?

You will not need to purchase any materials for the class.

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All prices advertised correct as of 2023.