B2 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.

*Please note that the examples given for this level do not necessarily demonstrate a learners full ability.

Test format

B2 First for Schools is made up of three papers developed to encourage and motivate young learners.
You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

(14 minutes per pair of candidates)


4 parts

Reading and Use of English 
(1 hour 15 minutes)


7 parts/ 52 questions 

(1 hour 20 minutes


2 parts

(about 40 minutes) 


4 parts/ 30 questions