2020 exam updates – a summary

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Cambridge Assessment English has revised its lower level exams to make sure they are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching. A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools have undergone a thorough review.

The new exam formats will start being used from January 2020. The changes include:

  • new and updated tasks across all of the papers
  • better alignment between the exams, showing clearer progression from one exam to the next
  • an update to the way that grades are reported, bringing the exams in line with higher level Cambridge English Qualifications
  • the separation of the Reading and Writing papers in B1 Preliminary/Preliminary for Schools.

You can find more detail on the updated exam formats on the Cambridge English website

 

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