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Who are we?

Pak-Turk Maarif International Schools & Colleges is an authorised Centre for Cambridge English Exams. Cambridge Assessment English exams are developed and produced at the University Of Cambridge, in the UK, and every year more than 5 million people take the exams through a network of more than 2,800 centres that spans 130 countries around the globe.

Discover our Qualifications for schools

Pak-Turk Maarif International schools and College is the “One and Only” authorised Centre in Pakistan that offers Cambridge Young Learners English qualifications. Cambridge English Qualifications are accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide.
Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers, A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools is a series of fun and motivating English language tests for children in primary and lower secondary education. The tests are an excellent way for children to gain confidence and improve their English.

What is the exam format? 

The Cambridge Qualifications for schools are rigorous and thorough tests of English which cover all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.

A thorough test of all areas of language ability

There are three papers; the detailed information and the overall focus of each test is as follows:


CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS
COMPONENTS PURPOSE
Reading and Writing Candidates need to be able to understand simple written information such as signs and newspapers, and produce simple written English.
Listening Candidates need to show they can follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as announcements, when people speak reasonably slowly.
Speaking: Candidates take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three. They are tested on their ability to take part in different types of interaction: with the examiner, with the other candidate and by themselves. Each of the three test components contributes to a profile which defines the candidates’ overall communicative language ability at this level.

 

Who can take these exams? 

YLE exams are divided into three activity-based levels:
• YLE Starters
• YLE Movers
• YLE Flyers

 

This gives your child a clear path to improve their English step by step. The tests offer progression towards other Cambridge English for schools qualifications to let your child develop confidence and a positive attitude towards English language learning.

YLE Starters
Pre A1 Starters (YLE Starters) is the first level of three Cambridge English exams. Young Learners between the age group of 6-8 years old can take YLE (Starters). The test will encourage your child to learn English from an early age and create a positive attitude to language tests.


EXAM FORMAT FOR THE YLE (STARTERS) IS AS FOLLOWS:
EXAM FORMAT DURATION EXAMPLES AGAINST CEFR
Reading and Writing 20 mins  Understand simple sentences and
write simple words
Listening 20 mins Understand and respond to very
simple questions about self
Speaking 3-5 mins  
CEFR level Pre A1  
Total exam length 43–45 mins  

 

YLE Movers
A1 Movers (YLE Movers) is the second level of three Cambridge English exams. Young Learners between the age group of 8-9 years old can take YLE (Movers).

The test will encourage your child to communicate in real life situations in English and create a positive attitude towards language tests.
Exam format for the YLE (Movers) is as
follows:

 Exam format for the YLE (Movers) is as follows:
EXAM FORMAT DURATION EXAMPLES AGAINST CEFR
Reading and Writing 30 mins Understand simple text and write
simple sentences
Listening 25 mins Ask and respond to simple questions
Speaknig 5-7 mins  
CEFR level A1  
Total exam length 60–62 mins  

 

YLE Flyers

A2 Flyers (YLE Flyers) is the highest level of three Cambridge English exams. Young Learners between the age group of 9-12 years old can take YLE (Flyers).


The test shows that your child can understand simple English in everyday situations and can communicate in basic English.
The exam format for the YLE (Flyers) is as follows:

Exam format for the YLE (Flyers) is as follows:
EXAM FORMAT DURATION EXAMPLES AGAINST CEFR
Reading and Writing  40 mins Understand short texts, even if some words
are unknown, and write short, simple
stories and descriptions
Listening  25 mins Understand simple conversations and tell
short, simple stories
Speaking: Speaking 7–9 mins  
CEFR level A2  
Total exam length 72–74 mins  

 

KET for Schools 

A2 Key for Schools, formerly known as Cambridge English: Key for Schools (KET for Schools), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is an exam for school-age learners which will help prepare them for higher-level English language qualifications.

It is a logical next step after Cambridge English Qualifications designed for young learners and a good place for older children to start learning English too. KET for schools is meant for students in late primary. The new exam format for KET for schools is as follows:

 

EXAM FORMAT DURATION EXAMPLES AGAINST CEFR
Reading and Writing
 
70 mins Understand short texts and messages, and
write about daily life, hobbies, holidays, etc. in
short, simple texts
Listening 25 mins Understand simple questions and instructions
Speaking
 
8–10mins Make simple plans and express likes, dislikes and opinions using simple language
CEFR level A2
Test format Computer based or paper based
Total exam length 108–110 mins


PET for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools, formerly known as Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools (PET for Schools), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. A B1 Preliminary for Schools qualification shows that a student has mastered the basics of English and now has practical language skills for everyday use.

This exam is a logical step in a students’ language learning journey between A2 KEY for schools and B2 KEY for schools. This exam is meant for students in secondary schools. The detailed exam format is given below:

 

EXAM FORMAT  DURATION EXAMPLES AGAINST CEFR
Reading and Writing
 
90 mins Understand factual texts and write about everyday subjects
Listening 36 mins Understand instructions and understand main points from a talk or TV programme on familiar topics
Speaking
 
10–12mins Talk about reactions to films, music, etc. and give practical instructions
CEFR level B1
Test format Computer based or paper based
Total exam length 108–110 mins