A2 Key for schools (KET)

The A2 Key for schools (KET) certificate

Level A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

The A2 Key for schools (KET) is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations. The exam tests all four English language skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

A2 Key for schools (KET) is targeted at the same level as Cambridge English: Key (KET) but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

The A2 Key for schools (KET) certificate shows that you can:

  • understand and use basic phrases and expressions
  • understand simple written English
  • introduce yourself and answer basic questions about yourself
  • interact with English speakers at a basic level

The Exam Format

Cambridge exams are designed to ensure standardised test conditions for people of all linguistic backgrounds and nationalities and are supported by a dedicated global research programme. 

Duration: 1 hour

Target: Shows you can understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample TestAnswer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Target: Requires you to be able to understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: 8-10 minutes

Target: Shows you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.

Ready for Exam-Assessment

Would you like to clarify whether or not you already are at the right level to take the A2 Key for schools (KET) exam? Ask us for our  Ready for Exam-Assessment (free of charge) and a personal consultation!

The exams at The Cambridge Institute are computer-based, which means that you can take the Reading and Writing as well as the Listening conveniently on the computer.

Video Tutorial

Exams

Title Date (Written + Oral) Registration Deadline Price Actions Results release window
KET CB Thu 16.06.2022 Thu 26.05.2022 €195,00 Inquiry 30.06.2022 to 06.07.2022