Cambridge English exams partnerships for Schools

Every year hundreds of Italian schools and their teachers engage with the British Council in te preraration and administration of Cambdridge exams for their students from primary to high schools. We offer a high quality service in Milan, Rome and nearby cities. We also offer a comprehensive range of seminars and preparation support for teachers.

Through our Cambridge partnership programme your school will receive an attractive package of benefits and enhanced services for your students and teachers. 

Partner with us and enjoy the benefits of working with an experienced and innovative international organisation.

How do I become a Partner School?

Your membership is automatically activated when you register candidates with us for Cambridge English exams.

Among the benefits we offer are:

  • a relationship manager who will ensure that you receive the highest quality service;
  • invitations to British Council ELT seminars periodically organised by British Council in Milan, Rome and other cities;
  • an official membership certificate;
  • the right to use the “partnership” logo in your school’s promotional materials and on your website;

SIgn up for our newsletter for Schools to receive by email details of your membership level and the complete benefits package at the start of each calendar year.

For further details please contact us.

 

 Our exams for schools

B2 - Cambridge English: First and First for Schools

Cambridge English: First is the most widely taken Cambridge English examination. Success at Cambridge English: First enables learners to use their language skills for many practical purposes, including business and study. 

There are two versions of Cambridge English: First available:
Cambridge English: First and Cambridge English: First for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in Cambridge English: First for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of younger learners. 

Cambridge English: First for Schools is available in a computer-based format as well as paper-based tests. Candidates taking the computer-based version take the Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening parts of the test on screen. The face-to-face Speaking test is the same for both the computer-based and paper-based versions of Cambridge English: First for Schools.  

The set texts for Cambridge English: First for Schools can be found here.

Cambridge English: First for Schools will be updated in 2015. 

B1 - Cambridge English: Preliminary and Preliminary for Schools

Cambridge English: Preliminary is the second level of our exams. It recognises the ability of candidates to cope with everyday written and spoken communications, in a general or academic context. 

There are two versions of Cambridge English: Preliminary available: 
Cambridge English: Preliminary and Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils. 

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools is available in a computer-based format as well as paper-based tests. Candidates taking the computer-based version take the Reading, Writing and Listening parts of the test on screen. The face-to-face Speaking test is the same for both the computer-based and paper-based versions of Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools.

A2 - Cambridge English: Key and Key for Schools

Cambridge English: Key enables candidates to demonstrate a basic level of English that will prove useful when travelling or working in English-speaking countries. 

There are two versions of Cambridge English: Key available: 
Cambridge English: Keyand Cambridge English: Key for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in Cambridge English: Key for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils. 

Cambridge English: Key for Schools is available in a computer-based format as well as paper-based tests. Candidates taking the computer-based version take the Reading & Writing and Listening parts of the test on screen. The face-to-face Speaking test is the same for both the computer-based and paper-based versions of Cambridge English: Key for Schools.

A2 - Young Learners Flyers

Cambridge English: Young Learners tests are an ideal introduction to public examinations for children aged between 7 and 12 as the lexis and contexts are suitable for a younger age range. The tests are available at three levels: Cambridge English: StartersCambridge English: Movers and Cambridge English: FlyersCambridge English: Flyers is the highest level of the Cambridge English: Young Learners tests.

A1 - Young Learners Movers

Cambridge English: Young Learners tests are an ideal introduction to public examinations for children aged between 7 and 12 as the lexis and contexts are suitable for a younger age range. The tests are available at three levels: Cambridge English: StartersCambridge English: Movers and Cambridge English: FlyersCambridge English: Movers is the second level of the Cambridge English: Young Learners tests.

Young Learners Starters

Cambridge English: Young Learners tests are an ideal introduction to public examinations for children aged between 7 and 12 as the lexis and contexts are suitable for a younger age range. The tests are available at three levels: Cambridge English: StartersCambridge English: Movers and Cambridge English: FlyersCambridge English: Starters is the first level of the Cambridge English: Young Learners tests.

Other exams: Advanced, Proficiency, BEC

Students can also benefit of group enrolments fees if they intend to enrol for other standard exams like Cambridge English: Advanced (C1), Cambridge English: Proficiency (C2), Business English Certificates (BEC, from B1 to C1), ICFE and ILEC.

Students that aims to study abroad might prefer to take IELTS.

Teachers can take Teaching qualifications like TKT, CELTA and DELTA.

 

Offer for English private language schools

The British Council provides also special fees for group enrolments by private language schools of English. Please contact us to find out more.

B2 / C1 qualification for Italian teachers of any subject

Italian teachers of any subject (MIUR) can get a B2 or C1 English language international qualification by taking respectively a Cambridge English: First (B2) or a Cambridge English: Advanced (C1) in special sessions.