Key (KET) for schools (12-13 years old)

An exam for school-age learners which will help prepare them for higher-level English language qualifications.

A Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools qualification shows that a student can use English to communicate in simple situations. It’s a logical next step after Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) and a good place for older children to start learning English too.

The exam gives students the confidence to go on to study for higher-level English exams, such as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools.

Exam Format

Key for Schools is made up of three papers developed to test students’ English skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

Paper-based Full sample test

Summary regulations for candidates