BEC Higher

Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher (BEC Higher) in Wimbledon | School of English

Interested in preparing for your BEC Higher exams? You may be pleased to know that Amity English School has for years been helping countless pass their BEC Higher exams through our full and part-time preparation course at our campus in South West London (Wimbledon).

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BEC Higher - Preparing for your Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher? 


BEC Higher is a proficiency test of Business English at an advanced level. Success means proof of a high level of competence in English for the workplace. BEC Higher assesses language ability used in the context of business at the Council of Europe’s Effective Operational Proficiency Level (C1) for general language proficiency.


Reading 1 hour Candidates are to complete the six task types which include: multiple-choice, matching, word-level gap-filling, sentence-level gap-filling, multiple-choice gap-filling, and error identification.
Writing 1 hour 10 minutes Candidates are to complete two tasks. One task is to produce a short report based on some graphic input and write 120 – 140 words. The second task is to either write a report, proposal or piece of business correspondence.
Speaking 16 minutes Candidates are examined in pairs by two external examiners. Students are to respond to questions, give mini-presentations, take part in a collaborative task, and take part in a discussion with the other candidate.
Listening 40 minutes Candidates will listen to three tasks of the following task types: gap-filling or note completion, matching, and multiple choice.


  1. Cambridge Business English Certificate Vantage and Higher
  2. Preparation for Cambridge Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC Vantage)


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BEC Higher Standard

Standard Course: 15 lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 3 lessons per day. 
Time: (choose one of the sessions listed below)
Morning Session:    09:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Session:   12:00 - 15:00
Late Afternoon Session: 15:00 - 18:00
Evening Session:    18:00 - 21:00


BEC Higher Intensive

Intensive Course: 20 lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 4 lessons per day.
Time: (choose one of the sessions listed below)
Morning Session:    09:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Session:   12:00 - 17:00

A lesson duration is 50 minutes.


All our courses are competitively priced. See our prices 


Maximum Class Size: 10 - 15


Assessment Methods

Progress Tests, Tutorials, Homework


Course Content

Lessons combine all aspects of language skills; listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Course material consists of a coursebook and supplementary material such as Cds, CDROMs, and online resources.


Course Fee

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