A2 Key (KET) is an official Cambridge English qualification at pre-intermediate level. It is targeted at Level A2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework for languages.
At Level A2, typical users can be expected to:
understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases
introduce themselves and answer basic questions about their personal details
interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly
write short, simple notes
Who takes the official A2 Key (KET) Cambridge exam in Switzerland?
In Switzerland the official A2 Key (KET) is mainly used by secondary school students which usually take it at the end of the 3rd year at secondary school. In some cases, strong primary school students with the necessary background take A2 Key (KET) at the end of primary school. However, teenagers and younger children usually opt for the “for Schools” version of the test. There are also adults who decide to prepare for and take the A2 Key (KET) Exam, mainly if they have not acquired any English language skills during their school time or career.
How is A2 Key (KET) recognised?
As A2 Key (KET) is mainly taken by teenagers and young adults, it shows their ability and determination of striving and working towards a goal. Therefore, holding an official A2 Key (KET) certificate will enhance any CV or application for an apprenticeship or job.
Shows you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.
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A2 Key (KET) has undergone a thorough review to ensure that the exams continue to remain relevant to the needs of schools and learners. Have a look at the summary. The revision is now complete and the updated exam will start being used for exam sessions in January 2020.
Flexible Test Options
The A2 Key (KET) exam can be taken as a paper-based (PB) or computer-based (CB) exam. The exam content is exactly the same, it is only the delivery mode (paper-based / computer-based) which is different. The exam dates and locations vary between CB and PB exams.
A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools have undergone a thorough review to ensure that the exams continue to remain relevant to the needs of schools and learners. Have a look at the summary.