Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams

Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams

The Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams were created to help determine the students’ level of English language.   The exams aim to provide an interactive and fun way of learning in order to improve a child’s English and are targeted towards children aged between 4 and 12.  The exam is broken up into 3 assessment levels as follows:

 

Cambridge English: Starters

Starters is the first level of three for the Cambridge English series. It is typically designed for those in K3 to P2 and corresponds to the Pre-A1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is a step to encourage children to learn English in a fun and interesting manner and introduces essential English used in every-day life.

The exam is split into 3 components:
Listening paper: approx. 20 minutes
Reading and Writing paper: 20 minutes
Speaking paper: 3-5 minutes

 

Cambridge English: Movers

Movers is the second level of three for the Cambridge English series. It is recommended for those in P2 to P4 and corresponds to the A1 Level of the CEFR.  It takes on board what has been learnt in Starters and develops it further, enhancing your child’s English further.  

The exam is split into 3 components:
Listening paper: approx. 25 minutes
Reading and Writing paper: 30 minutes
Speaking paper: 5-7 minutes

 

Cambridge English: Flyers

The final level of the Cambridge English series, Flyers is recommended for students from P4 to P6 and corresponds to the A2 Level of the CEFR.  The exam will show that your child has a grasp of basic English phrases and sentences.

The exam is split into 3 components:
Listening paper: 25 minutes
Reading and Writing paper: 40 minutes
Speaking paper: 7-9 minutes

 

Exam Results:
For each exam your child takes, whether it is Starters, Movers or Flyers, there is no pass or fail for the exam.  Instead they will receive a maximum of five shields for each part of the exam: (1) Listening, (2) Reading and Writing and (3) Speaking, which will be presented on their certificate.