Exam Preparation
Adult Courses

Exam Preparation

English Exam Preparation

Why should I choose an exam preparation course?

Do you have an exam to pass and you need some help getting there? At Active, we offer exam preparation for Cambridge PET, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, IELTS and TIE exams. Our teachers will give you the skills you need to achieve a good result. As well as improving your English, these classes focus on exam-taking strategies for you to maximise your potential.

What are the classes like?

Our exam preparation classes take place from 9.30 to 11.30 daily. Depending on your level, we will recommend an exam for you.

You will use a course book specifically designed for your chosen exam. The teacher will also use extra materials and past papers.

Course Content

Courses at ALL follow a set syllabus so we can ensure that there are no gaps in your learning. Classes have a core text, which you can buy in reception. All of our courses are linked to the Common European Framework, which means that your final level and certificate will be clear and understood throughout Europe. Your teacher will explain the learning outcomes of the course upon your arrival and there are regular assessments to ensure you are keeping up with the class.

Extra activities

Here at ALL we believe that the best way to improve your English is to use it all the time! With this in mind, we organise social activities every week to create lots of opportunities for students to get together socially to speak English outside the classroom. We have conversation class twice a week, so you can chat with different teachers, as well as students at different levels. We run sports events such as football and rugby afternoons. We also organise different themed school parties so you can chat socially. Cultural excursions are also offered weekly and encouraged as part of the school ethos, where using your newly developing English skills are brought into real practice.

Course statistics

Class Times 09.30 to 12.45
Monday to Friday
15 hours per week
Start Date Any Monday
Minimum Stay 6 weeks
Class Size 10 Max (except high season)
Extras 2 hours of free conversation class per week
A host of fun social activities
Cultural programme
Advice on exams
Student liaison
Help with securing a student visa
CV Preparation
Banking application facility
Levels Available 4 Levels from B1 (Intermediate) to C2 (Proficiency)
Minimum Age 18


We get very good education at school. The school is spacious, clean and has good teaching staff. I would definitely recommend. 🤗


Really good school, very good location, good teachers and team of staffs!


One of the best experiences of my life, without a doubt! Excellent school, great teachers, friendly atmosphere and wonderful people! In addition, Dun Laoghaire is such a unique and fascinating place! It’s been an extremely precious journey and I will always be grateful for this opportunity! Thank you ALL, for everything!