A2 Key is a basic level qualification that shows a candidate has achieved a good foundation in learning English. It is an ideal first exam for those new to learning English and gives learners confidence to study for higher Cambridge English Qualifications such as B1 Preliminary and B2 First.
An A2 Key qualification shows that you can understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines.
It also shows that you are able to understand announcements and other spoken materials when people speak reasonably slowly.
Finally, it shows that you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions.
A2 Key is aimed at learners who need to show they can:
Upon completion, it should give you the confidence to go on and study for higher-level exams such as B1 Preliminary and B2 First.
No prerequisites required
All four English language skills:
Certificate of completion issued by Pusat Bimbingan Saw and endorsed by AirAsia Academy and Cambridge Assessment English
The A2 Key certificate is recognised around the world as a basic qualification in English. Achieving a certificate at this level proves that a candidate can use English to communicate in simple situations. This exam can be taken as either a paper-based or computer based exam.
A2 Key is an English language exam at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
There isn’t a specific age for taking A2 Key but the content of the exam suits older teens and those who have left school.
You can take A2 Key as a paper-based exam or a computer-based exam.
A successful and enjoyable journey begins with good preparation course. For A2 Key, you should:
Your Statement of Results is usually available four to six weeks after the exam for paper-based exams, and two to three weeks after the exam for computer-based exams.
The fastest way to get your results is to sign up to our free Online Results Service. You can see your results online by entering your Candidate ID and Secret Number as these are on your Confirmation of Entry.
Your certificate will be sent about three weeks after the results are available.
Your overall score for the exam is given on the Cambridge English Scale and shows how well you did in the exam.
If you achieve a score of between 140 and 150 (A), this means you performed exceptionally well and that your English is above A2 level. Your certificate will state that you showed ability at Level B1.
If you achieve a score between 120 and 139 (B or C) in the exam, you will receive the A2 Key certificate at Level A2.
If your performance is below A2 level, but within A1 level, you will get a Cambridge English certificate stating that you showed ability at Level A1.
After you’ve passed A2 Key, you can go on to take B1 Preliminary, and following that you could also take B2 First.
Florence is a dedicated Cambridge English qualified teacher with a talent for developing engaging learning environments and has years of experience in teaching A2 Key.