B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools (Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools)

B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools, also known as PET for Schools, is a qualification that shows a student can handle everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level.

Because B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools is specially tailored to suit the interests of young students, it increases their motivation to learn English. And 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.

It is targeted at Level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale and is aimed at students who want to:

  • understand the main points of straightforward instructions or public announcements
  • deal with everyday situations when going out
  • ask simple questions and take part in factual conversations with friends, family and at school
  • write letters or make notes on familiar matters.

B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools follows exactly the same format and tests at the same level as B1 Preliminary (PET), also known as Preliminary English Test (PET). The only difference is in the content and treatment of topics, which in B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools have been particularly targeted to the interests and experience of young students.

B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools is recognized by the private sector. It is also officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a certification of English language competence at various levels depending on the Cambridge English Scale overall score, as follows:

Level of recognition Overall score
B2 160-170
B1 140-159

It is also recognized in several countries and can be used for academic and professional purposes that require language competence certification of this level.

Last Update At: 2019/02/19 - 16:01:51

Worth Visiting 


Orfeas for individual candidates

banner for Seminars & Webinars for Teachers

Hellenic American Union Thessaloniki

ΕΤΕCT logo


Stay Connected

Hellenic American Union Twitter Hellenic American Union Facebook  linkedin logo

 YouTube logo  Instagram logo

Accredited Τesting Programs

ESYD logo

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 9001


Where to find us

Center for Examinations and Certifications
Didotou 15
10680 Athens
Switchboard: 2103680000
Fax: 2103634200
Email: exams@hau.gr




Print this page
Send this page