A2 Key for schools (KET)

The A2 Key for schools (KET) certificate

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.

Preparation

Are you interested in a proper preparation for the exam? Simply give us a call or fill out the contact form to make a free appointment for a detailed consultation. You can do a full course to increase your language level or just a few hours to prepare for the exam. Together we will find out your right level and can start planning your course immediately!

  Contact

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

To be prepared on the exam day, please be so kind as to familiarise yourself with the following video tutorial as well as the computer-based sample tests:

Video Tutorial

Registration

Here you can book your Cambridge English exam in Vienna.

Please note that you will need a valid ID document to complete your booking. You will get all payment details to pay the exam fee (via bank transfer) at the end of this booking process.

  Registration

Dates

Title Date (Written + Oral) Registration Deadline Price Results release window
KET CB Wed 15.03.2023 Wed 22.02.2023 €202,00 29.03.2023 to 04.04.2023
KET CB Fri 12.05.2023 Fri 21.04.2023 €202,00 26.05.2023 to 02.06.2023