What is the difference between the for Schools (fS) and standard versions of the exams?

1. How are for Schools exams different?

The level, certificate, components, duration and price are exactly the same, but the themes/content in fS exams are designed to meet the needs and interests of school-aged learners.

2. Is there an age limit for fS exams?

Yes and no…! fSexams are recommended for those up to 18 years of age. This will ensure that the content is relevant to their age and all candidates have a positive experience of taking the exams. However, should an adult candidates have no other option, they can sit their exam on a fS date.

3. Are fS exams for schools only?

No, fS exams are for all school-aged learners, whether they enroll privately, or apply for the exam via a school or preparation centre.

4. What will it say on my certificate?

fS versions are identical to the standard versions, and you will receive the same internationally accepted certificate. They do not indicate that it is an exam for schools.

5. If I am under 18 years old, can I take the adult exam?

Yes, although it is recommended that you do the school version, if you prefer, you can choose the adult version.


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