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Key English Test (KET) for Schools CEFR Level A2

A great first step in learning English


International English – an important life skill Teachers and parents want what is best for children. The 6.1+"Ͷ3'3Ͷ3."8ˆ2Ͷ!'(+"1#-Ͷ1#Ͷ%1.6(-%Ͷ4/Ͷ(-Ͷ,8Ͷ+..*Ͷ5#18Ͷ different from the world you knew as a child. They will have opportunities to live, work and study anywhere in the world and will experience a much more international environment in their own country. Their world will also be much more demanding and competitive. Helping children to learn English gives them an important skill for school and beyond. English vastly increases the number of opportunities they will have in life and makes sure they stand out from the !1.6"Ͷ(-Ͷ3."8ˆ2Ͷ%+. +Ͷ,1*#3/+!#ʲ Children are never too young to start learning English – they '5#Ͷ3'#Ͷ/.3#-3(+Ͷ3.Ͷ+#1-Ͷ04(!*+8Ͷ-"Ͷ,*#Ͷ$23Ͷ/1.%1#22ʲͶ Cambridge English: Key for Schools, also known as Key English Test (KET) for Schools, allows you to motivate children and measure their progress, while helping them build confidence and rewarding their efforts.


Cambridge English: Key for Schools Cambridge English: Key for Schools is an international English exam for school-aged learners. It shows that a learner can deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level. Preparing for the exam helps learners: ʺͶ Ͷ"#5#+./Ͷ2*(++2Ͷ3.Ͷ!.,,4-(!3#Ͷ(-Ͷ-%+(2' ʺͶ %(-Ͷ-Ͷ(-3#1-3(.-++8Ͷ1#!.%-(2#"Ͷ!#13($(!3# ʺͶ

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An internationally recognised certificate – within the reach of younger learners Cambridge English: Key for Schools is a version of the internationally accepted exam Cambridge English: Key, also known as Key English Test (KET). It has been developed with exam content aimed at the interests and experience of school-aged learners. Cambridge English: Key for Schools ʺͶ (Ͷ2Ͷ#7!3+8Ͷ3'#Ͷ2,#Ͷ$.1,3Ͷ-"Ͷ+#5#+Ͷ2ͶCambridge English: Key ʺͶ +Ͷ#"2Ͷ3.Ͷ3'#Ͷ2,#Ͷ(-3#1-3(.-++8Ͷ1#!.%-(2#"Ͷ, 1("%#Ͷ English certificate as Cambridge English: Key ʺͶ (Ͷ2ͶͶ$(123Ͷ23#/Ͷ$.1Ͷ+#1-#12Ͷ6(2'(-%Ͷ3.Ͷ,.5#Ͷ.-Ͷ3.Ͷ Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools.

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“ I have chosen to prepare my students for Cambridge English: Key because I think it is important to give them the opportunity to be familiar with international language examinations and to start being evaluated with international criteria.� Francesca Maria Loreti, Teacher, Italy


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Exam results Each learner that successfully completes Cambridge English: Key for Schools receives two documents – a certificate and a Statement of Results. Certificate The certificate indicates the language level they achieved: Cambridge English: Key for Schools – Level B1 Introduced September 2011 Pass with Distinction Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond A2 level. Students that achieve Pass with Distinction in their exam will receive the Key English Test certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B1. Cambridge English: Key for Schools – Level A2 Pass with Merit or Pass If a student achieves Pass with Merit or Pass in their exam, they will be awarded the Key English Test certificate at Level A2. Level A1 certificate 3Ͷ(2Ͷ(,/.13-3Ͷ3.Ͷ1#!.%-(2#Ͷ234"#-32ˆͶ!'(#5#,#-32ʳͶ#5#-Ͷ ($Ͷ3'#8Ͷ".Ͷ-.3Ͷ1#!'Ͷ #5#+ͶʝʲͶ $ͶͶ234"#-3ˆ2Ͷ/#1$.1,-!#Ͷ falls within Level A1, they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at A1 level. The Common European Framework of Reference

Cambridge English: Key

C2 C Proficient user

C1

B2 B Independent user B1 Pass with Distinction* Pass with Merit

A2 Pass

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* Pass with Distinction was introduced in September 2011


Statement of Results This shows three pieces of information: ʺͶ 3'#Ͷ+#5#+Ͷ!'(#5#"Ͷ 8Ͷ3'#Ͷ+#1-#1Ͷ ʺͶ 3'#(1Ͷ2!.1#Ͷ(-"(!3#"Ͷ2ͶͶ-4, #1Ͷ #36##-Ͷʛ˖ʜʛʛ ʺͶ Ͷ Ͷ/1.$(+#Ͷ2'.6(-%Ͷ3'#(1Ͷ/#1$.1,-!#Ͷ.-Ͷ#!'Ͷ//#1ʲͶ This information helps candidates and their teachers 4-"#123-"Ͷ3'#Ͷ+#1-#1ˆ2Ͷ231#-%3'2Ͷ-"Ͷ6#*-#22#2ʲ

The exam format Cambridge English: Key for Schools has three papers: Reading and Writing: 1 hour 10 minutes 50% of the final mark (25% for Reading and 25% for Writing) Students need to be able to show they can understand simple written instructions such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. Students need to be able to complete a short everyday writing task. Listening: 30 minutes 25% of the mark Students need to show they can understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly. Speaking: up to 10 minutes 25% of the mark Students take part in a conversation, asking and -26#1(-%Ͷ04#23(.-2Ͷ .43Ͷ3'#,2#+5#2Ͷ-"Ͷ .43Ͷ factual information. They take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three. Download sample papers at www.CambridgeESOL.org/KeyForSchools


Cambridge English for Schools Cambridge ESOL offers even the youngest learners the chance to learn real language skills in a way that is enjoyable and encourages progress. Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools CEFR (Level A2) Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools CEFR (Level B1) Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools CEFR (Level B2)


Cambridge English: Key for Schools – An internationally recognised certificate within the reach of younger learners.


What’s next? Teachers Find a centre If your school does not already prepare students for Cambridge English exams, you can find out more by contacting your local Cambridge ESOL examination centre. (-"ͶͶ!#-31#Ͷ-#1Ͷ8.4Ͷ3Ͷwww.CambridgeESOL.org/centres Support Cambridge ESOL is here to help you every step of the way. You can download sample papers, an Online Practice Test and other resources to help you prepare candidates for their exam. (-"Ͷ.43Ͷ,.1#Ͷ3Ͷwww.CambridgeESOL.org/teach There is also a wide range of support and preparation tips for students at www.CambridgeESOL.org

Parents Contact your child’s school or English teacher They can advise you on preparing your child for the exam. Find a centre that offers Cambridge English: Key for Schools Your local Cambridge ESOL exam centre can help you find out about: ʺͶ 1#%(23#1(-%Ͷ8.41Ͷ!'(+"Ͷ$.1Ͷ3'#Ͷ#7,Ͷ ʺͶ #7,Ͷ"3#2 ʺͶ /1!3(!#Ͷ,3#1(+2Ͷ ʺͶ /1#/13(.-Ͷ!.412#2ʲ (-"ͶͶ!#-31#Ͷ-#1Ͷ8.4Ͷ3 www.CambridgeESOL.org/centres (-"Ͷ.43Ͷ,.1#Ͷ .43Ͷ3'#Ͷ#7,Ͷ3 www.CambridgeESOL.org/KeyForSchools Successful students can develop their skills further by taking one of our higher level examinations, such as: ʺͶ C Ͷ ambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools – Level B1 www.CambridgeESOL.org/PreliminaryForSchools ʺͶ C Ͷ ambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools – Level B2 www.CambridgeESOL.org/FirstForSchools


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