A2 Key for Schools

A2 Key for Schools is an exam for school-age learners which will help prepare them for higher-level English language qualifications. It’s a logical next step after the Cambridge English Qualifications designed for Young Learners and a good place for older children to start learning English too.

An A2 Key for Schools qualification shows that a student can:

  • understand and use basic phrases and expressions
  • understand simple written English
  • introduce themselves and answer basic questions about themselves
  • interact with English speakers at a basic level.

B1 Preliminary for Schools

This is an intermediate-level qualification for students who have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use

This exam is the logical step in a student’s language learning journey after the A2 Key for Schools and is aimed at school-age learners. A B1 Preliminary for Schools qualification shows that a student can:

  • read simple textbooks and articles in English
  • write letters and emails on everyday subjects
  • understand factual information
  • show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English.

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