FAQs

How can I enrol for a Cambridge ESOL exam? 

You can enrol through the language school you are attending or register by sending a letter, the information required can be found on the Registration page of this website.

How do I pay for the exam? 

You must pay by cheque or postal order made payable to The Oxford Open Centre. 

When do I have to pay for the examination? 

You must send payment with your completed enrolment form. 

Where do I have to send the form and the money? 

You should send it to The Oxford Open Centre, Office 282, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DL. 

Can I choose any venue for my exam? 

No. The Oxford Open Centre will inform you by email where your exam will take place. 

When should I arrive at the examination venue? 

You must always arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of each exam. 

Can I choose any day for my speaking test? 

No. The Oxford Open Centre will send you details of when and where your Speaking Test will take place. The speaking tests are usually on the same day as the written exams. 

What must I bring with me to the examination?

* Your statement of entry - this is your timetable
* Your passport or identity card
* Pens pencils and erasers

For the speaking exam you will only need your statement of entry and ID.

Can I use a dictionary or spell checker during the exam? 

No.

If I cannot take the exam, do I get my money back? 

If you can provide official documentation such as a doctor's certificate which states the reason you cannot take the exam, you mayl be refunded a portion of the fees. 

Can I eat, drink or smoke during the exam? 

No.

When will I get my results? 

A statement of results will be available approximately 6 weeks after the exam and the certificate will be sent to you 4 weeks after this.