Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher)
Cambridge English: Business Higher is also known as the Business English Certificate Higher (BEC Higher). It is the final exam in a series of three Cambridge English: Business certificates. This qualification shows that you can communicate confidently in English in a business environment. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), but is focused on English for business.
Level of qualification: Advanced = C1 on the Common European Framework.
Who should take this exam?
You should take this exam if you want to develop professional English business skills. The BEC Higher qualification proves to employers that you can be effective in a demanding English-speaking business environment. To take the exam you should be able to:
- take an active part in business meetings, expressing your opinions and arguing your point of view
- understand most business reports and correspondence
- write detailed business proposals and letters.
There are four parts to the Cambridge English: Business Higher exam. You do the Reading, Writing and Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one or two other exam candidates.
|Cambridge English: Business Higher||Reading||Writing||Listening||Speaking|
|Time allocated||1 hr||1hr 10 mins||40 mins||16 mins|
|Marks (% of total)||25%||25%||25%||25%|