Compact Key for Schools is a short course for the A2 Key for Schools Cambridge English Qualification. The course is designed to maximise the performance of school-age learners, and covers the core A2 Key for Schools topics, language and skills. It is ideal for shorter courses or to use in conjunction with a general English course.

Emma Heyderman with Frances Treloar

A2 (Elementary)

Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus
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Key features:

  • Two teen-inspired topics in each unit ensure the entire exam syllabus is covered, and can also act as a basis for CLIL-based extension activities and projects.
  • Organised by exam skill, each unit deals with one part of each exam paper.
  • ‘Exam tips’ and advice prepare students for the exam task which follows.
  • Targeted vocabulary, based on English Profile, means students are permanently ‘on level’.
  • Grammar, vocabulary and error-correction exercises train students to avoid common exam mistakes.
  • Teachers have access to two practice tests with audio for each course.
  • A CD-ROM included with the Student’s book offers additional interactive practice.


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