Candidate Support Website

Candidates who register with us to take the Cambridge English First for Schools (FCEfS), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) exams have exclusive free access to our candidate support website Road to Success. Through Road to Success, we offer candidates online practice and revision exercises to help them prepare and succeed in their Cambridge English exam.

What’s in Road to Success?

Road to Success is a valuable resource aimed at boosting your knowledge, skills and confidence before taking the First for Schools, Advanced or Proficiency exam.

Road to Success offers First for Schools and Advanced candidates the chance to review the Listening, Reading, Use of English, Writing and Speaking components.

You can complete all the exercises or choose the part(s) of the exam you want to focus on. You can check your answers after each exercise. There is no time limit so you can take as long as you need and repeat the exercises as many times as you want.

With this online resource you can:

  • get advice about the Reading, Listening, Use of English and Writing questions
  • take part in a mock speaking test with a British Council certified examiner and receive feedback on your performance
  • get tips and strategies to help you answer different types of questions
  • complete practice exercises for a variety of tasks in the exam and apply different exam strategies
  • reflect on your learning and understand why you got something right or wrong, and learn how you can do better next time
  • get advice for improving your English skills further
  • upload answers to writing questions online and receive personalised feedback on your writing answers from qualified British Council examiners.

Road to Success offers Proficiency candidates the chance to practise for the Speaking component.

With this online resource you can:

  • take an online mock speaking test with a British Council certified examiner and practise your speaking skills
  • receive feedback on your performance and find out where to focus your preparation.

How do I register for Road to Success?

Our Road to Success website is exclusively available to all candidates who register with the British Council for their exam and getting started is easy!

Register with us for your First for Schools (FCEfS), Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) exam.

On completion of the registration process, all candidates will receive a personal username and password by email a few weeks before the exams take place. 

You can then access Road to Success.

What do students say about Road to Success?

‘This service helped me a lot and gave me useful information about the exam.’ 
Greece

‘I had the opportunity to know the whole exam structure in an easy way.’
Spain

‘The writing and essay feedback was very useful.’ 
Romania

‘It is very useful to receive feedback; you know exactly what to review and how to get better.’ 
Poland

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