The Cambridge English for Schools Exams are:
- A2 Key for Schools (previously known as Cambridge English: Key for Schools)
- B1 Preliminary for Schools (previously known as Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools)
- B2 First for Schools (previously known as Cambridge English: First for Schools)
We have provided answers to the most common questions about the Cambridge English for Schools exams below.
Do you have to be a certain age to take Cambridge English for Schools exams?
No. Candidates of any age can take A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First for Schools.
Our exams for schools are designed to meet the needs and interests of school-aged learners. Older candidates, who are no longer at school, should be entered for the standard versions of the exams (A2 Key, B1 Preliminary and B2 First). This will ensure that the content is relevant to their age and all candidates have a positive experience of taking the exams.
If you'd like to see the type of questions used for these exams, you can download free sample papers from our website:
What's the difference between the Cambridge English for Schools exams and the standard versions of these exams?
A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First 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 A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First for Schools will receive the same internationally accepted certificate as candidates who take the standard versions of those exams.