A2 Flyers

A2 Flyers, formerly known as Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the third of our fun, activity-based English tests for children.


A2 Flyers is the third of three Cambridge English Qualifications designed for young learners. These tests introduce children to everyday written and spoken English and are an excellent way for them to gain confidence and improve their English.

The tests are written around familiar topics and focus on the skills needed to communicate effectively in English through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Information for candidates and parents

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Key facts

CEFR level: A2 What's this?

Test format: Paper-based

No. of papers: 3

Test length: About 1 hour 15 minutes

A2 Flyers 2018 exam update

We regularly review all of our exams to make sure they are up to date with the latest research in language learning and teaching. A2 Flyers was updated and the revised test started being used for exam sessions in January 2018. Find out what changed:

A2 Flyers test format (2018 update)

The 2018 Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers revisions

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A2 Flyers can help your child:
  • understand simple written English
  • communicate in familiar situations
  • understand and use basic phrases and expressions
  • interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly.
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Reasons to choose A2 Flyers:
  • There’s no pass or fail – every child gets a Cambridge English certificate which celebrates their achievements.
  • The test uses realistic everyday situations to bring learning to life.
  • The test covers all major varieties of English (e.g. British English, American English).
  • We have a huge range of free and paid-for support.