Test level age guide

A quick guide to PTE levels

Please refer to the table below to see the target year groups and age range covered for each test level.

PTE Level Autumn term PTE Level Spring/Summer term Year Group (England and Wales) Year Group (Northern Ireland) Age of Year Group Key Stage (England and Wales) Key Stage (Northern Ireland)
  Level 5 Reception Year 1 4 - 5 Early Years KS1
Level 5 Level 6 Year 1 Year 2 5 - 6 KS1 KS1
Level 6 Level 7 Year 2 Year 3 6 - 7 KS1 KS1
Level 7 Level 8 Year 3 Year 4 7 - 8 KS2 KS1
Level 8 Level 9 Year 4 Year 5 8 - 9 KS2 KS2
Level 9 Level 10 Year 5 Year 6 9 - 10 KS2 KS2
Level 10 Level 11 Year 6 Year 7 10 - 11 KS2 KS2
Level 11T Level 12 Year 7 Year 8 11 - 12 KS3 KS3
Level 12 Level 13 Year 8 Year 9 12 - 13 KS3 KS3
Level 13 Level 14 Year 9 Year 10 13 - 14 KS3 KS3
Level 14 Level 15* Year 10 Year 11 14 - 15 KS4 KS4

*Standardised with students in international schools