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Cambridge English for Schools Exams - Frequently Asked Questions

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We have provided answers to the most common questions about the Cambridge English for Schools exams (Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools, Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools and Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools) below, but if you have any other questions that we haven't answered, feel free to get in touch using the Contact Us form. 


Do you have to be a certain age to take Cambridge English for Schools exams? 

No. Candidates of any age can take Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools, Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools and Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools. The content of these exams is aimed at school-age candidates, so may not be appropriate for older candidates. If you'd like to see the type of questions used for these exams, you can download free sample papers from our website: 

Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools

Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools

Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools


What's the difference between the Cambridge English for Schools exams and the standard versions of these exams? 

Cambridge English: Key (KET) for SchoolsCambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools and Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools follow exactly the same format as the standard versions of those exams. The level of the exams is the same and candidates will be tested in all the same skills. The content of the exams will be a bit different, however, as the Schools versions are specifically tailored to suit the interests and experience of school-age candidates. 


What will it say on my certificate if I take a Cambridge English for Schools exam? 

Students who successfully take Cambridge English: Key (KET) for SchoolsCambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools and Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools will receive the same internationally accepted certificate as candidates who take the standard versions of those exams.

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    Hugh Fenemore

    Do foe schools candidates need ti have ID photos taken ?

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    Terry Knox

    Hi Hugh,

    Candidates taking 'for Schools' exams don't need to have test-day photos taken, unless they plan to use their results for immigration purposes.

    I hope that helps.