B1 Preliminary for Schools is a qualification that shows a pupil can deal with everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level. B1 Preliminary for Schools is specially tailored to suit the interests of pupils, so it increases their motivation to learn English. Because it is based on familiar topics and situations, it gives them the confidence to use their English and inspires them to move on to further qualifications.
B1 Preliminary for Schools follows exactly the same format as B1 Preliminary and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in B1 Preliminary for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.
|Real-life language skills|
|B1 Preliminary for Schools is set at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Preparing for B1 Preliminary for Schools will give you the practical English skills to:|
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Choose when and how you take your exam - B1 Preliminary for Schools is available as either a paper-based or computer-based exam, allowing you even more choice over how you take your test.
Cambridge English exams cover all major varieties of English and are designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds.
More than 3,000 employers, universities and colleges, government departments and other organisations around the world rely on B1 Preliminary.
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|A Cambridge English qualification|
Once you have earned a Cambridge English certificate, you hold one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world.
For B1 Preliminary, the following scores will be used to report results:|
The exam is targeted at Level B1 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above (Level B2) and the level below (Level A2).
Scores between 120 and 139 are also reported for B1 Preliminary for Schools. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will be shown on your Statement of Results.
Please click on the image to the left of this text to find out the relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in B1 Preliminary.
|Cambridge English: Preliminary - Level B2|
Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond B1 level. If you achieve a Pass with Distinction in your exam, you will receive the Cambridge English: Preliminary certificate stating that you demonstrated ability at Level B2.
|Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools - Level B1|
If you achieve a Pass with Merit or Pass in your exam, you will be awarded the Cambridge English: Preliminary certificate at Level B1.
|Level A2 Certificate|
If your performance is below Level B1, but falls within Level A2, we will recognise your achievement with a Cambridge English certificate stating that you demonstrated ability at A2 level.
1.- Your ID Number (a sequence of nine letters and numbers).
2.- Your Secret Number (a four-digit number).
Both of these pieces of information can be found on your Confirmation of Entry, which you receive when you register for the exam.
They can then verify your result by logging in to www.cambridgeenglish.org/verifiers
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