KET for Schools is a certificate that shows a pupil can deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.

There are two versions of KET available: KET and KET for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in KET for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Why KET for Schools?

  • KET 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, KET for Schools gives pupils the confidence to use their English.
  • Passing KET for Schools inspires enthusiasm in pupils to move on to further qualifications .
  • A Cambridge English qualification gives pupils a head start in life. Our qualifications are recognised by colleges, universities, employers and governments around the world.

What will KET for Schools help pupils do?

KET for Schools is at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - an internationally recognised framework.

At A2 level, typical users can:

  • understand simple questions and instructions
  • express simple opinions or needs
  • complete forms and write short, simple letters or postcards related to personal information.

Preparation for KET for Schools will give a pupil these kinds of practical language skills.

What is involved in taking the KET for Schools exam?

KET for Schools has three papers:
  • Reading and Writing: 1 hr 10 min
    Candidates need to be able to understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. They will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short message or note of 25-35 words.
  • Listening: 30 min
    Candidates need to show their ability to understand announcements and other spoken material when spoken reasonably slowly.
  • Speaking: 10 min
    Candidates need to demonstrate that they can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. They take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three.
For more information on the KET for Schools exam please visit the specialized Cambridge English website: http://www.schools.cambridgeesol.org

KET for Schools registration period and exam fees
Exam date
Final entry date
Tuesday 3 December 2013
21 abril 2013
90 €
Thursday 12 December 2013
Session available inBarcelona, Tarragona, Granollers, Manresa, Mataró and Vilafranca del Penedès
1 December 2013

Late registration and cancellations

A late registration fee of 40 € per candidate will be charged for entries received after the end of the registration period. In the case of late entries space is subject to availability. If a candidate is unable to attend an exam session on medical grounds, a 24 € administration fee will be retained by the centre and the remainder of the fees will be returned to the candidate. No refund will be made for any other reason.

Special arrangements for candidates

Cambridge English provides a Special Arrangements service for some candidates, for example those with learning difficulties, hearing difficulties or visual difficulties.

For further information on the services we provide, click the links on the left or below:

Learning difficulties
Hearing or speaking difficulties
Visual difficulties

We also have information on the range of modified materials that can be provided for candidates with special requirements.


In order to avoid spelling mistakes on exam certificates, please make sure that candidates' names and surnames are spelt correctly and that you have included their date of birth. The centre cannot accept responsibility for spelling mistakes or missing accents on final certificates. Schools registering groups of students should provide us with their name, address, email and telephone number so that we can issue results directly to the school.



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