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    CAE grade A vs CPE

    Hello,
    Recently, I've decided to take a Cambridge exam. Today, I sat the entry exam at British Council, my English level was assessed as a lower C2 and now I should decide whether to take the CAE or CPE exam. I was told by the examinator, that according to his opinion, passing CAE with grade A would not be a problem for me. However, CPE exam would require about a year of preparation and training.

    My question is, what benefits brings the CPE exam in contrast to the CAE - because I've found out that passing CAE with grade A gives you the C2 level as well. I want the certificate for study and future job purposes.

    Thanks for any info

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    Re: CAE grade A vs CPE

    CAE is widely recognised, so there are few cases where CPE wins. CPE is an old and very advanced exam, but CAE meets the requirements for most needs.

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    Re: CAE grade A vs CPE

    One benefit of having a CPE is that you can say you have passed the highest-level possible. Apart from kudos, that might be attractive to some organisations who demand exceptionally high-level skills in English, if that's who you're looking to impress.

    (By the way, you've made a few errors in your post -- can you spot them?)

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