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PTE Young Learners Exam Format

The Pearson Language Test conducts an English proficiency exam for young students between the age group of 6 to 13. This exam is referred to as PTE Young Learners Exam.

It provides young students with memorable first experience of learning English language with the help of real-life communicative tasks.

On passing the exam, the students are given a certificate of achievement which gives them confidence and morale boost. 

The PTE Young Learners exam has four levels of assessment which are conducted orally:

  • Firstwords(level 1)
  • Springboard(level 2)
  • Quickmarch(level 3)
  • Breakthrough(level 4)

Administrative Body

The PTE Young Learners exam is conducted by Pearson in partnership with Edexcel Limited

Purpose of Exam

The goal of PTE Young learners exam is to test four basic English skills:

Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing

Exam Date

The PTE Young learners exam is held in a year in the months of May, June and November

Exam results

The PTE Young Learners test result is available after 12-weeks from the date of exam

 

PTE Young Learners Exam Structure and Results

The tests uses real-life scenarios rather than grammatical exercises to test how well children can use language structures to complete communicative tasks.

The PTE Young Learner exam questions are based on the activities of a hypothetical family- the Browns.

The PTE Young Learners exam has four levels- Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough.

All four levels are separated into two parts:

  • a written paper including listening, reading, and writing sections
  • a final spoken test

For Firstwords , Springboard and Quickmarch , the exam takes a total of 80 minutes.

The written papers is a total of 60 minutes, with six different sections

The speaking test lasts 20 minutes, with two sections

The Breakthrough exam takes a total of 95 minutes.

The written paper is a total of 75 minutes with six different sections.

The speaking test lasts 20 minutes, with two sections.

There are four PTE Young Learners levels

Level

Level of assessment

Exam duration

I

Firstwords

1 hour 20 minutes

Written papers

60 minutes

6 sections

Speaking test

20 minutes

2 sections

II

Springboard

1 hour 20 minutes

Written papers

60 minutes

6 sections

Speaking test

20 minutes

2 sections

III

Quickmarch

1 hour 20 minutes

Written papers

60 minutes

6 sections

Speaking test

20 minutes

2 sections

IV

Breakthrough

1 hour 35 minutes

Written papers

75 minutes

6 sections

Speaking test

20 minutes

2 sections

 

There are four outcomes of the PTE Young Learners exam

Remarks

Scores in Percentage

Distinction

85% to 90%

Meri

70%

Pass

45% to 50%

Fail (certificate of attendance is offered)

Below 45%

 

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