PET for Schools is a certificate that shows a pupil can deal with everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level.

There are two versions of PET available: PET and PET 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 PET for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Why PET for Schools?

  • PET 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, PET for Schools gives pupils the confidence to use their English.
  • Passing PET 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 PET for Schools help pupils do?

PET for Schools is at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - an internationally recognised framework.

At B1 level, typical users can:

  • understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements
  • understand instructions on classes and homework given by a teacher or lecturer
  • ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations in school and study environments
  • write a description of an event, for example a school trip.

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

What is involved in taking the PET for Schools exam?

PET for Schools has three papers:
  • Reading and Writing: 1hr 30 min
    Candidates need to be able to read texts from signs, journals, newspapers and magazines and understand the main points. They will need to show they can use vocabulary and structure by completing tasks such as producing a short message, and writing a story or letter of around 100 words.
  • Listening: 30 min (approx)
    Candidates need to show they can understand the meaning of a range of recorded spoken material, including announcements, interviews and discussions about everyday life. They will also need to be able to understand the attitudes and intentions of the speakers.
  • Speaking: 12 min
    Candidates take part in a conversation, asking and answering questions, and talking freely about their likes and dislikes. They take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three.
For more information on the PET for Schools exam please visit the specialized Cambridge English website: http://www.schools.cambridgeesol.org

PET for Schools registration period and exam fees
Exam date
Final entry date
Tuesday 3 December 2013
21 abril 2013
95.50 €
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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