BTCE for Kids & Teenagers

BTCE for Kids and Teenagers

What is BTCE for Kids and Teenagers?

These are the English language tests designed by BTCE specifically for students aged 7-17.

How many levels are there?

The BTCE tests for kids and teenagers consist of seven levels: Pre-A1, A1, Pre-A2, A2, Pre-B1, B1 and B2

Are they aligned to a universal assessment system?

Each test is dedicated to assess English language competence at a certain CEFR level. Strictly aligned to this globally accepted framework, the BTCE tests give a much better insight into the learners’ capabilities, and helps position them on an easy-to-understand scale.

What are the basic specifications of the tests?

Each test consists of three sections: Listening, Reading & Writing, Speaking. The duration and the questions vary according to the levels of the tests.

Section

Duration

Number of Questions

Listening

20-30 min.

20 questions / 2-3 parts

Reading & Writing

50-90 min.

50 questions / 6-10 parts

Speaking

3-12 min.

3 parts

 

 



Section

Question Types

Listening

● Finding the correct picture (short dialogues) ● finding the answer (longer dialogues or announcements, speeches etc.)

Reading & Writing

● Matching sentences with pictures ● finding the option that best fits in the blank ● finding the sentence that best completes the dialogue ● true-false-doesn’t say for short passages ● multiple choice cloze test ● jumbled words

● writing one word or a short phrase according to the picture given ● correcting the wrong word in the sentence

Speaking

● Introduction ● describing things or people on the pictures given ● responding to questions

When are the tests administered?

The tests are administered in January, April and May each year.

Where are the tests administered?

The tests are generally administered at schools where there are more than 40 candidates. Schools with fewer candidates take the tests in the nearest test centre.


When are the certificates delivered?

The results and certificates are sent to schools within 4-5 weeks.

What information is there on the certificates?

These tests are developed for young learners and teenagers who are in the early and mid-stages of English language learning process. Results are issued as PLATINUM, DIAMOND, GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE badge levels. Please see the scoring chart below.


BELOW PASS

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

DIAMOND

PLATINUM

0-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-100


What is the fee?

The fee for each level is GBP 40.


SAMPLE TESTS

These samples are for you, valued teachers, to examine the tests and decide on which level is best for your students. You can download and use them as practice tests before your students take BTCE test.


Sample Test for level Pre-A1 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level Pre-A1 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level Pre-A1 (Listening Audio)

Sample Test for level A1 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level A1 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level A1 (Listening Audio)

Sample Test for level Pre-A2 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level Pre-A2 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level Pre-A2 (Listening Audio)

Sample Test for level A2 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level A2 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level A2 (Listening Audio)

Sample Test for level Pre-B1 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level Pre-B1 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level Pre-B1 (Answer Sheet)

Sample Test for level Pre-B1 (Listening Audio)

Sample Test for level B1 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level B1 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level B1 (Answer Sheet)

Sample Test for level B1 (Listening Audio)

Sample Test for level B2 (Student’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level B2 (Teacher’s Booklet)

Sample Test for level B2 (Answer Sheet)

Sample Test for level B2 (Listening Audio)