Exam Levels

Exam Levels

Pre A1 Starters (YLE Starters)

This is the first of the three qualifications designed for young learners. The test introduces children to English using familiar topics and focuses on the skills needed to communicate effectively through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: Pre-level A1
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 45 minutes
Exam Date

13.12.2020

A1 Movers (YLE Movers)

This is the second of the three qualifications designed for young learners. The test introduces children to English using familiar topics and focuses on the skills needed to communicate effectively through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: A1
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 1 hour
Exam Date

13.12.2020

A2 Flyers (YLE Flyers)

This is the third of the three qualifications designed for young learners. The test introduces children to English using familiar topics and focuses on the skills needed to communicate effectively through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: A2
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 1 hour 15 minutes
Exam Date

13.12.2020

A2 Key for Schools (KET for Schools)

This is the next step after our Cambridge English Qualifications designed for young learners.The exam gives students the confidence to go on to study for higher-level English exams and is targeted at the same CEFR level as A2 Key but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: A2
Scale score: 120–139 (see details)
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 1 hour 15 minutes
Exam Date

12.12.2020

B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET for Schools)

This qualification shows that a student has mastered the basics of English and now has practical language skills for everyday use. The exam is targeted at the same CEFR level as B1 Preliminary but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: B1
Scale score: 140–159 (see details)
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 2 hours 20 minutes
Exam Date

12.12.2020

B2 First for Schools (FCE for Schools)

This qualification shows that a student has the language skills they need to communicate in an English-speaking environment. The exam is targeted at the same CEFR level as B2 First but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: B2
Scale score: 160–179 (see details)
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 4
Test length: About 3.5 hours
Exam Date

12.12.2020

A2 Key (KET)

This qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations. The exam is targeted at the same CEFR level as A2 Key for Schools but with content aimed at adults rather than school-age learners.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: A2
Scale score: 120–139 (see details)
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 2 hours

B1 Preliminary (PET)

A B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use. The exam is targeted at the same CEFR level as B1 Preliminary for Schools but with content aimed at adults rather than school-age learners.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: B1
Scale score: 140–159 (see details)
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 3
Test length: About 2 hours 20 minutes

B2 First (FCE)

This qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. The exam is targeted at the same CEFR level as B2 First for Schools but with content aimed at adults rather than school-aged learners.

KEY Facts
CEFR level: B2
Scale score: 160–179 (see details)
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers: 4
Test length: About 3.5 hours