The National Schools Project
Cambridge English exams in private, grant assisted and state schools.
  • The project
  • Exam fees
  • How to join the project
  • How to organise exams in your school
  • Information for parents
  • Support for teachers
  • International recognition
  • Preparation Centre Logos
  • Cambridge Apps, games and activities
  • Cambridge English Penfriends
  • Social media
  • How to officially accept Cambridge English exams
 
Cambridge English examinations in your own school at a special price…
The Cambridge English nationwide initiative to promote Cambridge English exams within the school sector continues to have a widespread positive impact on the students’ level of English.

Under the National Schools Project agreement students can take the following Cambridge English exams in their own school at a lower price: Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE), Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET), Cambridge English: Key (KET), Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).


The main aim of the project is to facilitate and reinforce the learning and teaching of English within the Spanish schools system through Cambridge English exams.

Signing up is simple and all formal education schools may apply to join the project.


Since the National Schools Project was set up in 2005 thousands of candidates in Spain have been able to take the Cambridge English exams in their school with many significant advantages:
  • Greater confidence: younger students lose the ‘stage fright’ that comes from taking an exam at an unknown external venue. They are more relaxed and this has a positive effect on their overall performance.
  • Increased motivation: children work harder and want to show what they have learnt.
  • Normality: Cambridge English exams become a familiar part of the learning experience as they are integrated into the school curriculum.
  • Projection: Schools aim for students to finish ‘Batxillerat’ with C1 level (Advanced).
Our Cambridge exam centre provides a wide range of help and support to schools and teachers. We offer an extensive support programme which includes free seminars, round table sessions for teachers, materials, etc. These services along with lower exam fees gives students greater access to Cambridge English exams.





The National Schools Project
Exam fees for formal education schools
ExamFee
Cambridge English: YLE Starters57,14 €
Cambridge English: YLE Movers59,20 €
Cambridge English: YLE Flyers61,75 €
Cambridge English: Key / Key for Schools (KET)88,34 €
Cambridge English: Preliminary / Preliminary for Schools (PET)93,71 €
Cambridge English: First / First for Schools (FCE)172,89 €
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)178,28 €
Cambridge English: TKT - 1 Módulo60,17 €

How to join the project
Joining the National Schools Project is easy and has lots of advantages: your students can take the Cambridge exams at your school or at one of our many exam venues, the exam entry fee is cheaper for both students and staff at your school and your teachers will benefit from our extensive support programme.



2 easy steps to join:
Step 1 Please contact us on info@exams-catalunya.com or tel: 934 111 333. We will be happy to discuss your needs and give you information and support to help you accomplish your school’s specific goals.
Step 2 Sign the agreement – you can contact our centre to request a copy of the agreement

IMPORTANT:
The NSP agreement does not oblige your school to provide a minimum number of candidates each year. The main aim of the agreement is to ensure that your school has exam rooms that fully comply with the Cambridge English exam regulations, that you are adequately insured and that you do not use the Cambridge English logo unlawfully.
How to organise an exam session at your school
You can hold an exam session at your school as long as you have a minimum of 10 candidates per level. If you do not have enough candidates they can still take the exam at one of our open session venues at NSP prices.
You can see our exam venues in the page dedicated to our centre.

Organising an exam in your school is easy if you follow this 4 step check list:

1. Choose your exam date
2. Contact us to confirm
3. Complete registration form
4. Receive confirmation and bill


All exams (except YLE)
1. Choose a date for your session from our exams calendar. We can organise an exam session in your school on any of the dates offered by Cambridge English including those not available on our current exam calendar. Remember that minimum candidate numbers apply for all exam sessions in schools.

Once you have chosen the date please contact us for confirmation and to find out the final entry date. (Please note that final entry dates are normally 5 - 7 weeks before the exam in the case of paper based tests and 3 weeks before the exam in the case of computer based tests.

2. Call us with your proposed exam session date on tel.: 934 111 333 or send an email to registrations@exams-catalunya.com.
3. Once we have confirmed the date of your session you should complete the exam registration form, send it to us at registrations@exams-catalunya.com and make payment before the final entry date.




4. We will then send you confirmation and an invoice. You will receive all the exam documents, instructions and timetables in advance of your exam session.

Young Learners (YLE)
The YLE tests are on-demand and you can choose the date. If you would like to organise a YLE session at your school please contact us with your preferred date. Once we have confirmed your session you should complete the registration form, send it to us at registrations@exams-catalunya.com and make payment no less than 7 weeks prior to the exam date.


We will then send you confirmation and an invoice and you will receive all the exam documents, instructions and timetables in advance of your exam session.

Rules and regulations
If you would like your students to take Cambridge exams at their school it is essential that you comply with the following basic guidelines:

Paper based exams
Exam room requirements:
Individual tables/desks which must face in the same direction.
Each candidate must be seated no less than 1.25m away from other candidates in all directions.
A reliable, good quality sound system for the listening test.
A black/whiteboard.
A wall clock.
There should be no books, papers or materials under/in the tables/desks.
All posters/materials with English on them must be removed from the walls.
Exam day staff:
Your school must provide a supervisor who should be available for the duration of the exam session.
Your staff must ensure that there is silence outside the exam room while the test is in progress.
Secure storage:
Prior to the exam session the exam materials must be locked unopened in a solid metal cabinet or secure store-room.
The store room must have a solid locked door and limited access. If there is a window it should have bars or there should be a burglar alarm installed.

Computer based exams
Exam room requirements:
Your computers can be laptops or desktops - please contact us for the technical specifications at info@exams-catalunya.com or tel. 934 111 333.
Good quality headphones.
Cabled Internet (Cambridge exams can be administered on Wi-Fi but we prefer cable!).
Separator panels.
If your computers are less than 1.25m apart you will need to place separators between them to prevent students from seeing other candidates’ work.
A black/whiteboard.
All posters/materials with English on them must be removed from the walls.
Exam day staff:
A computer technician must be available for the duration of the exam session.
Your school must provide a supervisor who should be available for the duration of the exam session.
Your staff must ensure that there is silence outside the exam room while the test is in progress.
Secure storage:
Prior to the exam session the exam materials must be locked unopened in a solid metal cabinet or secure store-room.
The store room must have a solid locked door and limited access. If there is a window it should have bars or there should be a burglar alarm installed.


Exam Security:
Cambridge English and Exams Catalunya take exam security very seriously.

Watch this video to learn more about the high levels of security have built into every stage of the exam process; from the production of exam papers and what happens on exam day at the exam centre, to the integrity of exam data.


For further information or queries please contact us at info@exams-catalunya.com
or telephone 934 111 333
Information for parents about the National Schools Project
If children learn English when they are young, they will have a significant advantage when they leave school. The Cambridge English exams are valued around the world and, with a Cambridge English qualification, children can access the best study, work and life opportunities.

The Cambridge English exams are designed and developed to motivate students at primary and secondary school. They cover all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. They bring learning to life, covering topics that your child is familiar with and developing the skills needed to:
  • improve in English
  • understand books, television, films, songs, the internet and other media in English
  • make friends around the world
  • travel the world
  • study at university or college, either at home or in another country
  • get a job and use English at work, either in your country or abroad
Taking and passing exams at the right level – from beginner to advanced – helps build your child’s confidence. Your child will become more proficient and more fluent with each step.







All the exams are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - the internationally agreed standard to describe language ability. This makes it easy to see the progress your child is making in English, and for employers and educational institutions to recognise your child’s ability when they leave school.


Thousands of schools prepare children for the Cambridge English exams. Check if your child’s school is already one of the 40,000 Cambridge English exam preparation centres around the world.


Sign up for the Young Learners Cambridge English Parents Network. A website with materials, games and information designed to motivate and encourage your child as they work towards the Cambridge English Young Learners.

Sign up to receive the Cambridge English Language Assessment free parents' newsletter, containing news and activities for you to help your children learn English.


The exams
Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE)
(CEFR Levels pre-A1, A1, A2)
Three fun, activity-based tests designed to motivate your child and show how your child is learning. Find out more about Cambridge English: Young Learners...
Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools
(CEFR Level A2)
Shows your child can use everyday English at a basic level.
Find out more about Cambridge English: Key for Schools...
Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools
(CEFR Level B1)

Shows your child can use everyday English at an intermediate level.
Find out more about Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools...
Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools
(CEFR Level B2)

Shows your child can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes.
Find out more about Cambridge English: First for Schools...
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
(CEFR Level C1)
The internationally recognised standard to study and work in English-speaking countries.
Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced...

Taking English to the highests levels
(this level do not form part of the National Schools Project)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
(CEFR Level C2)

Our highest level exam which shows a person has exceptional English.
Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency...


Research

Cambridge English is dedicated to maintaining the deepest possible understanding of how children learn English.
The research team at Cambridge English Language Assessment conducts thorough, rigorous work to understand in detail how children acquire vocabulary, get to grips with grammar and gain confidence in speaking and writing a language. They also look at how tests support a candidate writing, listening, reading and speaking in the real world outside the classroom.

Further information on Research
 http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/research-and-validation

Support for teachers
Throughout the world, English is recognised as an essential skill and is an integral part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools. Find out how Cambridge English can support your teachers in achieving English language learning, teaching and assessment goals.

“Help your students achieve their
life goals”



¿Cómo son los exámenes para niños de
Cambridge English?



Cambridge English has a wide range of support for teachers, both to help you prepare candidates for Cambridge English exams and to develop your career

Information and resources to support your teaching
Seminars
Exams Catalunya offers a wide range of free seminars, information sessions and teacher round tables throughout the year. 
Teacher Support website
A wide range of free teaching resources and information to support teachers. Register for a free account to download lesson plans, worksheets, games, classroom activities.
Webinars
The Cambridge English webinars for teachers are free to join and led by a team of experts from Cambridge English Language Assessment. These experts will also be available to answer participants’ questions.
The Digital Teacher
This specialist online space provides courses, articles, webinars and the opportunity to connect with teaching professionals worldwide and develop your career.


Teaching qualifications and professional development

Cambridge English provides first-class career development for English language teachers and is committed to raising the teaching standards in the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry. The Cambridge English internationally recognised teaching qualifications provide a route into the English language teaching profession for new teachers and career development opportunities for experienced teachers.

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)
TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is ideal if you:
  • want to keep your teaching skills up to date
  • want to improve your career opportunities by widening your teaching experience into specialist areas
  • are already teaching, but would like to take an internationally recognised qualification to gain formal recognition for your experience
TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) will help you to teach English to schoolchildren and adult learners at home or around the world. Use TKT to increase your confidence as a teacher and improve your job prospects. You do not need to be a native English speaker to take TKT.
TKT is recommended for candidates with level B1 or above.
More about the TKT


CELTA is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. Thousands of people each year choose CELTA to open up a whole world of exciting English language teaching opportunities. CELTA is for people with little or no previous teaching experience. Our Barcelona CELTA course takes place in August, is full time and lasts 4 weeks
Click here to visit our dedicated CELTA pages...
International recognition
Cambridge English certificates open the door to exciting study and work opportunities for students when they leave school.



The Cambridge English certificates are the most valuable, widely recognised English qualifications in the world, accepted by over 20,000 organisations internationally. In Catalunya these include:
  • Universities, institutions and colleges, such as ESADE , Universitat Pompeu Fabra, La Salle Centro Universitario, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, European University, Universitat de Girona, Confederació de Centres Autònomos D'Ensenyament de Catalunya.
  • Employers, such as Banc Sabadell, Grupo Danone, IKEA Ibérica, La Caixa, Nestlé España, Sol Meliá, Sony España, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Catalana Occidente.
To find organisations, employers, universities, colleges and other organisations that recognise Cambridge English exams, visit the Cambridge English Recogniton Online Database.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
All The Cambridge English exams are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - the internationally agreed standard to describe language ability. This makes it easy to see the progress your students are making in English.

Students gain confidence as they work their way up the exam levels - getting experience and qualifications that show their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Click on the image to enlarge.


Research

The Cambridge English exams for schools are informed by years of research and reflection on how children like to learn, and how they learn best. Research helps to ensure that the exams are designed for children first – that they are non-threatening, motivating and have a positive impact on teaching and learning.

For more on research and validation go to the Cambridge English Research site
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/research-and-validation

Preparation Centre Logos - Regulations for use
Recognising our Preparation Centres
Cambridge English Language Assessment is happy to provide schools which actively prepare candidates for the Cambridge English exams with the graphics below (which are Cambridge English trademarks) to help promote exam preparation courses. Please note, however, that permission to use these graphics is dependent on you continuing to prepare students and your agreement (by use of any of these graphics) to comply with these regulations (which permission and compliance is governed by English law and subject to the English courts).

You are welcome to use these graphics in your publications or websites, as specified below, but in doing so you must accept that permission to use them may be withdrawn at any time, and that you must cease to use them (and withdraw any publications in which they are printed) if requested to do so by Cambridge English.

For the avoidance of doubt you are NOT permitted to in any way use the Cambridge English shield logo which appears at the top of your preparation certificate (other than by display of that original certificate).

You may use these graphics:
  • On publicity documents and other promotional material relating to preparation courses for Cambridge English exams
  • On press advertising that relates specifically to preparation courses for Cambridge English exams
  • On web pages that relate specifically to the preparation courses for Cambridge English exams
  • On signs, posters, etc, promoting courses for Cambridge English exams
  • On promotional goods (pens, pencils, T-shirts, caps, mugs and other items that are used to promote the examinations), provided that these are given away and not sold
You may not use these graphics:
  • On any certificate, invoice or other financial document
  • As part of an e-mail template or in any other electronic form other than as part of a web page as described above
  • In relation to any exams, tests or certificates provided by your centre other than the Cambridge English exams

Using the graphics
Cambridge English does not impose restrictions on the size or positioning of these graphics, but you must ensure that the logo and/or name of your school is displayed prominently
The graphics must always be used in exactly the format and proportions shown above. You must not under any circumstances attempt to alter or recreate the graphics or retype any of the wording. You must also ensure that any designer or printer working on your behalf complies with this requirement.
You should ensure that the colours are reproduced accurately.

You must not use a copy of these graphics obtained from any other source.

If you or your school enters a minimum of 50 candidates per year you may be eligible to use the Preparation Centre Logos and so please contact us on info@exams-catalunya.com

The Exams Catalunya Preparation Centre Logo

All centres that register students for Cambridge English Examinations through Exams Catalunya are welcome to use the logos below on their websites, leaflets or other publicity materials. The logos are available in English, Catalan and Spanish and you can download them below.


Download files: English, Castellano, Català
Cambridge English Apps, games and activities
Play our games: Practice your English!

       Click to play...
Shop & Drop
To keep customers happy and reach the next level, players need to make sure that the right orders are placed in the box. Each level offers more new words. With Shop and Drop children can build vocabulary and compete with other English language learners around the world. They will also be able to see their name on the national and international leaderboards.


Parents please note: before you can access level 3 we will need a few contact details from you.

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Monkey Puzzles World Tour
Join Monkey's trip around the world and play 8 mini games, including 2 new games to practise listening skills. Unlock games as you progress – but watch out, they get harder as you go along! Play the game on our website or download the FREE app on the iOS App Store. Android users can play Monkey Puzzles World Tour on our website with an internet connection.

       Click to play...
Monkey Puzzles
Visit our Monkey's favourite places and play 8 mini games to test your English. Unlock new games as you progress - but watch out, the games get harder as you go along!
Exam level: Young Learners (Starters, Movers, Flyers)
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading

Cambridge English FC
You are captain of Cambridge English FC football team in our fun, new learning game. Answer English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation questions to help your team pass the ball, get to the goal, shoot and score. Get the questions right and take home the cup. Get them wrong and you may be sent to the bench! Available on the App Store and Google Play to download.
Exam levels: Cambridge English: First, First for Schools and Advanced
CEFR level: B2-C1
Skills practised: Vocaburary and grammar.

Word Fun World
Enter a fantastic world of fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Play exciting games to practise and learn key vocabulary for Cambridge English: Young Learners exams. It’s perfect preparation for Young Learners or simply a fun way to practise English at an early stage of learning. Ideal for English learners and great word fun for kids of any age. Available on the App Store and Google Play to download for free.
Exam level: Young Learners (Starters, Movers, Flyers)
CEFR level: A1-B1
Skills practised: Reading, Listening

       Click to play...
Funland
Visit Funland and play a range of classic fairground games to practise your English language. Control the ferris wheel, splash the clowns and collect prizes along the way. Available on the App Store and Google Play to download for free.
Exam level: Young Learners (Movers, Flyers), Key (KEY), Preliminary (PET)
CEFR level: A1-B1
Skills practised: Reading, Listening


       Click to play...
Academy island
An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get around. Progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery  or visiting places such as an art gallery and library.
Exam level: Preliminary, (PET), First (FCE),
Advanced (CAE)
CEFR level: B1-C1
Skills practised: Reading

       Click to go to the page...
Cambridge English Young Learners Games
Encourage your learners with fun vocabulary practice using these interactive games.
Exam levels: Starters, Movers, Flyers
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading

       Click to go to the page...
Cambridge English Young Learners Activities
Extend and consolidate your lessons with this selection of interactive activities co-developed with Modern Education Network Limited.
Exam levels: Starters, Movers, Flyers
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading

Free resources

Improve your English listening skills
This Cambridge English new audio series tells a story about university students Geeta and Paul. They are struggling with their coursework, when a mysterious professor offers to help. Each of the seven episodes comes with B1-B2 level activities to help learners practise the language used in each episode.


Get feedback on your writing in seconds
Write & Improve is a research project carried out by Cambridge English Language Assessment and iLexIR. As part of the research project you will be able to submit your writing and receive feedback on it. You can then use the feedback to improve your writing.


Free Apps
These Apps are designed to be a fun, motivating and useful free time activity for students. The collection comprises of practice test apps, addictive games such as English Monstruo, Phrasal Verbs Machine, Phrasalstein or Quiz your English.


Cambridge English Penfriends


Help your students make friends with other English learners around the world through the fun, international Cambridge English Penfriends activity. Your students will design and share cards with learners at a school in another country. Some 200,000 students in more than 7,000 schools are already exchanging cards with other English learners in over 100 different countries through Penfriends. We hope that your students will have fun making new friends and developing English language skills in a way that is practical, fun and communicative. It’s a fantastic way to get your students excited about communicating in English!

If you would like to register your school click here to set up your free account: https://penfriends.cambridgeenglish.org/



Social media

Exams Catalunya Facebook
Join Exams Catalunya on Facebook:
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Cambridge English Facebook
Join the Cambridge English Facebook page for help with exam preparation.
Cambridge English Advanced Facebook
Join the Cambridge English dedicated Advanced Facebook page for help with this exam preparation.

Exams Catalunya YouTube Channel
Watch videos featuring English learning and exam tips on our Exams Catalunya YouTube channel.
Cambridge English YouTube Channel
Watch videos featuring English learning and exam tips on  Cambridge English TV YouTube channel.

Exams Catalunya LinkedIn
Centre's dedicated page.
LinkedIn de Exams Catalunya...


How to officially accept Cambridge English exams
You can start officially accepting The Cambridge English exams in just three simple steps:

  • Step 1
    Go to this link and fill in the form. You can use it to ask for further information too.
  • Step 2
    Amend your website, course literature and offer letter to state which Cambridge English exams and which scores are accepted by your institution – and for which courses.
  • Step 3
    Sign up for the free, secure online Results Verification Service to instantly verify applicants’ exam results and view their test-day photo. To register, go to www.cambridgeenglish.org/verifiers.
Find out more
To find out more about how you can use The Cambridge English exams to benefit your institution, email the Recognition team at recognition@cambridgeenglish.org – Cambridge English will be delighted to provide more information or organise a meeting.
Already accept Cambridge English exams?
Make sure you let Cambridge English know so it can keep you up to date on developments and include you in the Global Online Recognition Database so candidates know they can apply to your institution.

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