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To make sure our exams are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching, we update them regularly. The revision of A2 Key for Schools is now complete and the updated exam will start being used for exam sessions in January 2020.
Here are the main changes to the A2 Key for Schools exam from January 2020:
A2 Key for Schools is made up of three papers developed to test your English skills. You can see exactly what is in each paper below.
The A2 Key for Schools Reading and Writing paper has seven parts and different types of texts and questions. Parts 1–5 are about reading and Parts 6 and 7 are mainly about writing.
The A2 Key for Schools Listening paper has five parts. For each part you have to listen to a recorded text or texts and answer some questions. You hear each recording twice.
The A2 Key for Schools Speaking test has two parts and you take it with another candidate. There are two examiners. One examiner talks to you and the other examiner listens. Both examiners give marks for your performance.