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A2 Key for Schools Results

A2 Key for Schools results are reported on the Cambridge English Scale.

You will receive a separate score for each of the three papers (Reading and Writing, Listening, and Speaking), giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These three scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. You will also be given a grade and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level.

When will I get my A2 Key for Schools Statement of Results?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have provided greater flexibility to our exam centres in delivering exam sessions. This increased flexibility, along with the continued impact from COVID-19, means that currently results are released later than our standard results issue dates. Please note, this also impacts on when certificates are printed and despatched.

The Confirmation of Entry document you receive from your centre will state when your results will be released.

If you need any further information, please contact your us.

A2 Key for Schools Scale Scores

Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade, either overall or for a particular skill. For A2 Key for Schools, the following scores will be used to report results:

Cambridge English Scale Score









Level A1

CEFR Level





The exam is targeted at Level A2 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above A2 (Level B1) and the level below (Level A1).

Scores between 100 and 119 are also reported on your Statement of Results, but you will not receive a Key English Test certificate.

The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in A2 Key for Schools is illustrated below:

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