本系列書為劍橋國際英語認證考試準備教材。其文法、字彙、改錯等練習題皆根據「劍橋學習者語料庫」統計之常見錯誤所設計而成。課本主題貼近時下青少年生活，可列入學校 CLIL 課程規劃。學生課本附贈 CD-ROM 提供額外文法、字彙、聽力及 Use of English 等練習題，加強學生應試能力。
Compact First for Schools is a focused, 50 - 60 hour course for Cambridge English: First for Schools, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE). The Student's Book features eight topic-based units of exam preparation to maximise the performance of school-age learners. Units are divided in the order of the exam with pages on Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. A Grammar reference covers key areas in the syllabus, and unit-based wordlists include target vocabulary with definitions. The Student's Book also features a revision section and full practice test. The accompanying CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and exam skills tasks including listening.
Course users also have exclusive access to a further practice test with audio via a URL in the Student's Book.