Exam Classes | Cambridge A2 Key

Where do I take the test?

There are over 2,800 centres in 130 countries around the world. All of them are inspected by Cambridge English and meet our high standards. Contact OWL to arrange a Key test date and to check prices and booking fees.

When can I take the test?

One World Learning can arrange with your nearest test centre. There are frequent dates with over 20 tests a year.

OWL uses the Complete Key for Schools series.

View a sample unit of Complete Key for Schools.

View a sample Cambridge Key test.

What is included in an Exam course?

  • 90-minute classes (divided into 2×45 min sessions)
  • Regular private tutorials to discuss progress and recommendations.
  • Written feedback on written work.
  • Regular testing to allow candidates to recognise weaknesses.
  • Online practice testing to allow candidates to familiarise themselves with computer-based testing.
  • Regular speaking practice under test conditions on the Speaking Paper part 1 (Interview) and Part 2 (Discussion) to familiarise the candidate with the process and Cambridge expectations.

Exam preparation classes for Cambridge A2 Key (formerly KET), B1 Preliminary (formerly PET), B2 First (formerly FCE), C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) and IELTS can also be added to your Lesson Package.

Contact OWL to discuss your Cambridge or IELTS Exam classes and see what is best for you.

Cambridge English: Key (KET)

Level: A2 elementary
A2 Key for Schools, formerly known as Cambridge English: Key for Schools (KET for Schools), is one of the Cambridge English Qualifications. It is an exam for school-age learners which will help prepare them for higher-level English language qualifications.

An A2 Key for Schools qualification shows that a student can use English to communicate in simple situations. It’s a logical next step after the Cambridge English Qualifications designed for young learners 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 B1 Preliminary for Schools. A2 Key for Schools is targeted at the same CEFR level as A2 Key, but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

Watch: Cambridge A2 Key

See a sample Cambridge Key test

Who is it for?

An A2 Key for Schools qualification shows that a student can:

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

What is the Key exam?

The test has three sections and lasts about 2 hours.

CEFR Scale Score: 120-139 (CEFR is the Common European Framework Reference.) Find out more about the CEFR here.

  1. Reading and Writing – 7 Parts 1 hour.
  2. Listening – 5 Parts 30 minutes
  3. Speaking – 2 Parts 8-10 minutes

There are two versions of the KEY test:

  1. Key
  2. Key for Schools

Both versions have the same type of questions. The Key for schools test has content of interest to school-age learners.

What materials do I need?

One World Learning will provide you with PDF versions of all the learning materials as well as audio/video extracts and practice tests. OWL use Complete Key for Schools which is the official preparation for the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools exam. We supplement the coursebook with a variety of material from various sources. Students will be given copies of materials.

Can I take the test online?

You can take a computer-based version of the test, which is exactly the same as the paper-based version, but you will still need to be under exam conditions and invigilated. Contact One World Learning or your agent for information on your local test center and fees.

How much does it cost to take Key?

Fees are set by test centres and vary from country to country. Expect to pay around £160 GBP, €210 Euros or $230 USD.