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 Workbook provides further practice of language and vocabulary introduced in the Student's Book, where topics and exam tasks follow those in the Student's Book. It also features an eight-page section focusing on the consolidation and extension of writing skills for paper 2.
The accompanying Audio CD contains extra listening material for practice at home including exam-style listening tasks.