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 to maximise the exam performance of school-age learners. The CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and exam skills tasks including listening and the Workbook provides further practice of language and vocabulary.
The Audio CD contains the listening material for the Workbook. Student's Book Audio is available separately.
Course users have exclusive access to a further practice test with audio via a URL in the Student's Book.