B2 First for Schools

Examination Description

B2 First for Schools, formerly known as Cambridge English: First for Schools, is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It gives students the confidence to use their English in the real world.

A B2 First for Schools qualification shows that a student has the language skills they need to communicate in an English-speaking environment.

It’s also a great way to prepare for higher-level exams such as C1 Advanced.

B2 First for Schools is targeted at the same CEFR level as B2 First but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.


Key facts

  • CEFR level : B2
  • Scale score : 160–179
  • Test format : Computer or paper-based
  • No. of papers : 4
  • Exam length : About 3.5 hours

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Reason to Choose B2 First for Schools

  • Easily integrated into a school’s curriculum.
  • Part of a suite of exams that offer step-by-step progression for students.
  • Comprehensive support with exam preparation and administration.
  • Students can gain a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide.

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