General English for Children

In Nepal we offer Cambridge Key English Test (KET) for Schools, Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools and Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools. You can find out more about these exams below.

Cambridge Key English Test (KET) for Schools

Key English Test (KET) for Schools is an English language qualification at A2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test demonstrates that pupils are able to communicate at a basic level in English.

Preparing for the test equips learners with real-life language skills that can be used in everyday communication. The exam has been designed for students aged between 11 and 14 and uses topics specifically targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Key English Test (KET) for Schools can provide pupils with an elementary level English language qualification that shows the learner can understand basic written English, communicate in familiar situations and ask and respond to questions about simple spoken directions.

Level of qualification: Elementary = A2 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is the first step in building your English language skills for work or study in the future. To take the exam you should be able to:

•ask and answer questions about yourself and others

•understand announcements and instructions when people speak slowly and clearly

•tell people what you think about something you read or hear.

What is the exam format?

There are three parts to the exam. You do the Reading and Writing and the Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one other exam candidate.

KET FOR SCHOOLS

READING and

Writing

LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed

1 hr 10 mins

 

30 mins 8-10 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total)  50%  25% 25%

Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools

Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools is an English language qualification at B1 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test demonstrates that pupils are able to communicate at an intermediate level in English. The exam has been designed for students aged between 11 and 14 and uses topics specifically targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Preparing for the test equips learners with real-life language skills that can be used to communicate with native speakers for everyday purposes.

Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this exam?

Studying for the PET for Schools will improve your English so that you can communicate when travelling or dealing with English speakers for work.

To take the exam you should be able to:

•express your likes and dislikes, and discuss them with others

•understand spoken and written announcements and instructions

•write a personal letter or take notes from a meeting or discussion.

What is the exam format?

There are three parts to the exam. You do the Reading and Writing and the Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one other exam candidate.

PET  for Schools READING AND WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1 hr 30 mins 30 mins 10-12 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 50% 25% 25%

Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools

First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools is an English language qualification at B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test demonstrates that pupils are able to communicate at an upper intermediate level in English. Preparing for the test equips learners with real-life language skills that can be used to communicate at a high level with native and non-native speakers of English in both work and everyday life situations.

The exam has been designed for students aged between 11 and 14 and uses topics specifically targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils. FCE is globally recognised by universities, employers and governments.

Level of qualification: Upper Intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this exam?

You should study for the FCE for Schools if you want to work in an English-speaking environment, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English.

To take the exam you should be able to:

• write short reports and emails

• explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English

• understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

What is the exam format?

There are five parts to the FCE for School exam. You will complete papers Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on the same or a different day. You do the speaking part with two examiners and one other candidate.

FCE for Schools READING Writing Use of English LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed

1 hr 

 

1 hr 20 mins

45 mins

40 mins 14 mins
Marks (% of total)        

Sitting a Cambridge English Language Assessment examination in Nepal

Register for Cambridge English Language Assessment exams in Nepal

Find out when and where you can sit for Cambridge Engish Language Assessment exam in Nepal and the examination fees.

What to expect on exam day? 

Results for paper based exams are available between four and six weeks after you take the exam and computer based two weeks after you take the exam. 

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