|Cambridge Assessment English: A2 Key for Schools|
A great first step in learning English
A2 Key for Schools is a qualification that shows a pupil can deal with everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level. A2 Key for Schools is specially tailored to suit the interests of pupils, so it increases their motivation to learn English.
Because it is based on familiar topics and situations, it gives them the confidence to use their English and inspires them to move on to further qualifications.
A2 Key for Schools follows exactly the same format as A2 Key and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in A2 Key for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.
A2 Key for Schools FAQs
|Real-life language skills|
|A2 Key for Schools is set at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Preparing for A2 Key for Schools will give you the practical English skills to:|
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|A Cambridge English qualification|
Once you have earned a Cambridge English certificate, you hold one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world.
For A2 Key, the following scores will be used to report results:|
The exam is targeted at Level B1 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above (Level B1) and the level below (Level A1).
Scores between 100 and 119 are also reported for A2 Key. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will be shown on your Statement of Results.
Please click on the image to the left of this text to find out the relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in A2 Key.
|A2 Key - Level B1|
Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond A2 level. If you achieve a grade A in your exam, you will receive the A2 Key certificate stating that you demonstrated ability at Level B1.
If you achieve a grade B or C in your exam, you will be awarded the A2 Key certificate at Level A2.
|Level A1 Certificate|
If your performance is below Level A2, but falls within Level A1, we will recognise your achievement with a Cambridge English certificate stating that you demonstrated ability at A1 level.
If you want a university, employer or other organisation to verify your result, you must provide them with the information on your Statement of Results and two additional pieces of information:
1.- Your ID Number (a sequence of nine letters and numbers).
2.- Your Secret Number (a four-digit number).
Both of these pieces of information can be found on your Confirmation of Entry, which you receive when you register for the exam.
They can then verify your result by logging in to www.cambridgeenglish.org/verifiers
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