Cambridge Key English Test

The Cambridge Suite of exams test your General English. They are all both computer and paper-based. A2 Key is the first formal exam in the Cambridge series of exams and should give you the confidence to continue to study for the higher level exams such as Cambridge English: First (FCE). This English test is proof that you can function with the basic, simple language to answer questions about yourself, make introductions, buy a loaf of bread and read simple instructions.  More specifically for younger students, there is the KET for Schools exam.This qualification is evidence of your capability to use English to communicate in everyday situations.

Reasons to choose A2 Key:

Achieve a qualification that is recognised worldwide

Improve your work, study and travel possibilites

Demonstrate that you have the basic skills you need to communicate in English

A2 Key Certificate shows you can:

Use basic language and phrases

Comprehend simple written English

Introduce and talk about yourself

Interact with English speakers at a simple level

Pros:  A good first step on your English language journey

Cons: Too low to be significant to employers or immigration 

Best suited to:  Younger students who want a certificate for self-motivation

CEFR Level: A2

English Test Format:  Computer or paper-based

No of Papers:  3

How long is the exam?  2 hours

Skills Tested:  Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

How long is the exam in total?  1 hour and 50 minutes

How long until I get my test score?  4 - 6 weeks paper-based, 2 - 3 weeks computer-based

How long is the test valid for?  No expiry

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