About Cambridge Assessment English
Who are we?
We are Cambridge Assessment English. Part of the University of Cambridge, we help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world. For us, learning English is more than just exams and grades. It’s about having the confidence to communicate and access a lifetime of enriching experiences and opportunities.
We are dedicated to making English learning enjoyable, effective and rewarding. We have qualifications for schools, higher education and business, as well as general English language tests. Our unique approach enables learners to develop their language skills for the real world, preparing them for work, study or life in an English language environment.
Cambridge English Qualifications
Working with Cambridge Assessment English means access to a comprehensive range of exams and support. Our exams are specifically designed to motivate students at primary and secondary school to build their confidence in English.
Schools choose our exams for independent external assessment of students’ language ability, according to international standards. All our exams are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers – These three exams are for young learners aged 6–12. They build young learners’ confidence and lay the foundations for future success in English. All our exams for young learners are fun, colourful and activity based, motivating children to learn.
A2 Key for Schools – This qualification helps learners to fully develop their everyday written and spoken English at Level A2. The exam builds on the skills students have achieved at A2 Flyers.
B1 Preliminary for Schools – This is an intermediate-level qualification for students who have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.
B2 First for Schools – This qualification is a great way for learners to prepare for higher level exams, and shows they have the language skills needed to communicate confidently in an English-speaking environment.
Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers provide the most suitable assessment tasks for young learners. The tasks are age appropriate and fun enough for them to forget that they are being assessed. Most importantly, while preparing for the exams, students can enhance their real-life communication skills. I think that's what makes the exams outstanding.
Ji Young Kim - English Teacher, South Korea
We use A1 Movers and A2 Key for Schools in our primary and middle school. Our students' motivation has increased deeply since we started. Teaching English and getting good results is easier for us now because our students have an aim to achieve by the end of their studies in our school.
Moreover, the accessibility of the different levels and the high pass rate increase the desire in them to continue studying English and achieve better and better results in the future.
Marialina Scariano, English teacher - I.C.S. "Don Bosco" Santa Maria di Licodia, Italy
Support for teachers and learners
We have developed a huge variety of learning materials, based on research into how children learn best, so your students can improve their English both inside and outside the classroom.
Teachers can find a wide range of free resources and information on our website including:
- exam preparation materials
- classroom resources
- games and quizzes
- information and resources for parents
- online learning activities.
Teacher training and development
We support teachers every step of the way, ensuring they have the skills and confidence they need to teach in the most effective way possible, and the qualifications to prove it. From time spent teaching in classrooms, to years spent researching the latest development in pedagogy, we bring an unrivalled level of expertise and experience to everything we do.
When it comes to constant training and updating in new methodologies, the prestigious Cambridge Assessment English certificates are an exceedingly important framework of reference. TKT plays an important role by providing clear, concise information regarding teaching skills. TKT is a training tool for both in-service and pre-service teachers as it offers the theory required to enhance our students’ learning process.
Prof. Gabriel Herrera - Instituto Ausubel, Mexico
When your teachers prepare and enter students for our exams, your school automatically becomes a Cambridge English preparation centre and joins our global community. We work with over 50,000 preparation centres in more than 130 different countries. It’s easy to start working with us – there are no long registration forms. Simply contact your nearest authorised exam centre. They will give you all the information you need to get started and tell you about the useful resources you can access on our websites.