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Exams for children and young teenagers

These Cambridge exams follow the principle that children's learning is based on success and achievement. They were designed for specific age groups and are becoming more and more popular among pupils as their first target in English language education. We offer a range of examinations for young learners of English to motivate them for their further study of the language.


YLE are Cambridge exams suitable for children aged 7–12 who are studying English as a foreign language at primary or language schools. YLE are available at 3 levels: Starters, Movers and Flyers.

KET for Schools | Cambridge English: Key for schools

PET for Schools | Cambridge English: Preliminary for schools

FCE for Schools | Cambridge English: First for schools

KET, PET and FCE for schools were recently developed for pupils aged 11-14. They have the same structure, task types and outcome (certificate) as classic KET and PET exams. The difference and advantage lies in the topics that have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils. Along with the choice of topics that are more familiar and relevant to their lives and environment, pupils will also appreciate that at the speaking part they will communicate with a candidate of similar age. Click on exam name to find out more about it.

How do Cambridge Young Learners Tests compare with the Common European Framework levels?

CEF level
Cambridge exam
C2 – Mastery
C1 – Effective operational proficiency
B2 – Vantage FCE for Schools
B1 – Threshold PET for Schools
A2 – Waystage Flyers, KET for Schools
A1 – Breakthrough Movers

The British Council’s commitment to Child Protection

In November 2011 the British Council launched a new global commitment to child protection which ensures that the organisation is a world leader in the field. The Council is committed to protecting children in all areas of our work and in all parts of the world.

In the Czech Republic this means we will ensure your children’s wellbeing at all times through measures such as:

  • Valuing, respecting and listening to children
  • Regular health and safety checks on our premises
  • Ensuring all necessary checks are made when recruiting staff
  • Ensuring procedures are designed to protect children and parents/ carers are kept informed
  • Working with local experts in the field to develop best practice
  • Ensuring staff receive appropriate training

You can be sure that your child is always safe and secure when learning or taking an examination at the British Council.

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