Cambridge Exams for Children (YLE)
Cambridge YLE (Young Learners English) Starters, Movers and Flyers are international English exams for children from 6 to 12 years old.
Developed by the University of Cambridge, they are designed for levels from Beginner to Elementary, have no expiration date and evaluate English skills of children in tasks that are close to everyday situations.
Taking YLE is good preparation for higher-level exams and, as the research shows, motivates children to further English studies.
YLE exams are divided into:
Starters — below А1 level (6 to 12 years old)
Movers — level А1 (7 to 12 y.o.)
Flyers — level А2 (8 to 12 y.o.) - "A" grade for this exam is equal to A2 Key (KET).
These exams are designed to assess all the main areas of English knowledge - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Starters — UAH 1750
Movers — UAH 1800
Flyers — UAH 1900
Cambridge Exams for Teenagers (KET, PET, FCE)
The Cambridge Certificate of English is an opportunity for your child to receive confirmation of their own language level (a document that is recognized all over the world) in order to study further, work abroad or in prestigious companies in Ukraine, which require a documentary confirmation of the English language level.
Cambridge certificates have an unlimited period of validity, which will allow your child to direct their efforts to other disciplines.
With school students in mind, Cambridge English exams such as A2 Key (KET), B1 Preliminary (PET), B2 First (FCE) all have a version "for Schools", which does not differ from the basic exam in difficulty, but is more focused on school subjects and themes.
Notice that Exams for Schools do not have age restrictions. After completing a "for Schools" exam, you will receive a certificate completely identical to what you would get as a result of taking the standard form of this exam (that is, the "for schools" format does not appear on the certificate you receive).
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This is an Elementary level exam that tests the ability to use basic linguistic constructs in conversation and writing. If you understand simple texts, short phrases and can communicate in situations that are familiar to you- the KET exam is for you.
The Cambridge A2 Key certificate enables you to work abroad in some countries (for example, Denmark and the Netherlands) in areas that do not require advanced language skills. KET is also necessary for a "wife visa".
Cambridge A2 Key (KET) is annually taken by over 40,000 people in more than 60 countries.
Having successfully passed the Cambridge A2 Key exam, you will receive a Cambridge A2-level certificate, and in case of gettiong "A" grade - the B1-level certificate.
The Cambridge A2 Key (KET) exam consists of three parts that test four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Each skill corresponds to 25% of the total score:
This is an Intermediate level exam. If you can read simple books and articles, write simple letters and communicate on common topics, then this exam is for you.
B1 Preliminary (PET) will suit you if you plan to work or study abroad. Also, this exam can become an important experience and preparation stage for higher level examinations.
B1 Preliminary is annually taken by more than 80,000 people in more than 80 countries.
After successfully completing the B1 Preliminary (PET) exam, you will receive a Cambridge B1 certificate, and after getting "A" grade - a B2-level certificate that corresponds to the B2 First (FCE) exam. Even if you fail to successfully complete B1 Preliminary, you can still get a A2 certificate, equivalent to the A2 Key (KET) exam.
The B1 Preliminary (PET) exam consists of three parts that test four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Each skill corresponds to 25% of the total score:
This is an Upper Intermediate level exam. If your English level is good enough for use in daily communication, business and education, then B2 First (FCE) is an exam for you.
B2 First is an ideal choice if you want to study abroad or work and pursue a career in an industry that requires advanced language skills (for example - business, medicine or engineering).
The B2 First (FCE) is annually taken by over 270,000 people in more than 100 countries.
Having successfully passed the B2 First exam, you will receive a Cambridge B2 Level Certificate, and if your grade is "A" - a C1 certificate that matches the C1 Advanced (CAE) exam. Even if you fail the B2 First exam, you can still get a B1-level certificate that corresponds to the B1 Preliminary (PET) exam.
The B2 First exam consists of four parts that test five linguistic skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Each skill corresponds to 20% of the total score: