What is Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers)?

Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers) is the highest of three Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) tests for children. The tests show that your child can understand simple English in everyday situations and can communicate in basic English.
The Cambridge English: Flyers exam is equivalent to the Cambridge English: Key for Schools (KETfS).

Who should take the test?

Cambridge English: Flyers is for children between the ages of 8 and 12, and are studying Primary 3 to Primary 6 in Hong Kong.

What your child need to do in the tests?

In the tests your child will need to:

  • explain the differences between two stories or pictures.
  • write or tell a short story in English.
  • ask questions and use the past tense.

What is the format of the tests?

The tests can be computer or paper-based. There are 3 papers and they last for about 1 hour 15 minutes in total.
There is no pass or fail for the tests. Your child can get a maximum of five shields for each part of the tests. The number of shields they are awarded for each part will be shown on their certificates.

Listening Reading and Writing Speaking
25 mins
Max. 5 shields
40 mins
Max. 5 shields
7-9 mins
Max. 5 shields