Assessments, Results & Certificates

Assessments, Results & Certificates

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Assessment

All written test exam scripts are returned to Cambridge Assessment International Education in the UK for marking and grading. Results are issued about six to nine weeks after the exam dates, allowing for despatch time.


Results

Results are reported in a way designed to provide positive encouragement to learners.
If you have any questions about your results, contact the Cambridge English For Life centre where you registered for the exam.

Young Learners English Tests

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results and a certificate to show what they can do. They will also receive credit for taking part in the exams.

General and Higher Education

All candidates will receive an enhanced Statement of Results, showing the relative strengths and weaknesses of the candidate's performance in each of the papers by means of a graphical profile. In addition, the statement will show a standardised score to give candidates a clearer understanding of their exam performance so that they can determine how much additional preparation will be needed for the next exam level. This certificate is valid for life.

​Cambridge English Qualifications for Business

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results. Candidates will also receive a certificate if their performance falls within the levels outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This certification is valid for life.

Certificates & Statement of Results

A2 Key

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels A1 and B1 (Cambridge English Scale scores of 100–150) also receive a certificate.

Grade A: Cambridge English Scale scores of 140–150. Candidates sometimes show ability beyond Level A2. If a candidate achieves a Grade A in their exam, they will receive the A2 Key certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B1.

Grade B and Grade C: Cambridge English Scale scores of 120–139. If a candidate achieves a Grade B or Grade C in their exam, they will receive the A2 Key certificate at Level A2.

CEFR Level A1: Cambridge English Scale scores of 100–119. If a candidate’s performance is below Level A2, but falls within Level A1, they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level A1.

Cambridge Assessment English A2 Key Entry Level certificate


B1 Preliminary

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels A2 and B2 (Cambridge English Scale scores of 140–170) also receive a certificate.

Grade A: Cambridge English Scale scores of 160–170. Candidates sometimes show ability beyond Level B1. If a candidate achieves a Grade A in their exam, they will receive the Preliminary English Test certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B2.

Grades B and C: Cambridge English Scale scores of 140–159. If a candidate achieves a Grade B or Grade C in their exam, they will receive the Preliminary English Test certificate at Level B1.

CEFR Level A2: Cambridge English Scale scores of 120–139. If a candidate’s performance is below Level B1, but falls within Level A2, they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level A2.

Cambridge Assessment English B1 Preliminary certificate

B2 First

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels B1 and C1 (Cambridge English Scale scores of 140–190) also receive a certificate.

Grade A: Cambridge English Scale scores of 180–190. Candidates sometimes show ability beyond Level B2. If a candidate achieves a Grade A in their exam, they will receive the B2 First Certificate in English stating that they demonstrated ability at Level C1.

Grade B and Grade C: Cambridge English Scale scores of 160–179. If a candidate achieves Grade B or C in their exam, they will be awarded the B2 First Certificate in English at Level B2.

CEFR Level B1: Cambridge English Scale scores of 140–159. If a candidate’s performance is below Level B2, but falls within Level B1, they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B1.

Cambridge Assessment English B2 First certificate


C1 Advanced

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels B2 and C2 (Cambridge English Scale scores of 160–210) also receive a certificate.

Grade A: Cambridge English Scale scores of 200–210. Candidates sometimes show ability beyond Level C1. If a candidate achieves a Grade A in their exam, they will receive the Certificate in Advanced English stating that they demonstrated ability at Level C2.

Grade B or C: Cambridge English Scale scores of 180–199. If a candidate achieves Grade B or C in their exam, they will be awarded the Certificate in Advanced English at Level C1.

CEFR Level B2: Cambridge English Scale scores of 160–179. If a candidate’s performance is below Level C1, but falls within Level B2, they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B2.

Cambridge Assessment English C1 Advanced certificate


C2 Proficiency

All candidates will receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels C1 and C2 (Cambridge English Scale scores of 180–230) also receive a certificate.

Grade A, B or C: Cambridge English Scale scores of 200–230. If a candidate achieves a Grade A, B or C in their exam, they will receive the Certificate of Proficiency in English at Level C2.

CEFR Level C1: Cambridge English Scale scores of 180–199. If a candidate’s performance is below Level C2, but falls within Level C1, they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level C1.

Cambridge Assessment English C2 Proficiency certificate


B1 Business Preliminary

Level B2

Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond B1 level. If they achieve a Pass with Distinction in the exam (between 160 and 170 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will receive the Business English Certificate Preliminary stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B2.

Level B1

If a candidate achieves a Pass with Merit or Pass in the exam (between 140 and 159 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will be awarded the Business English Certificate Preliminary at Level B1.

Level A2

If a candidate’s performance is below Level B1, but falls within Level A2 (between 120 and 139 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level A2.

Cambridge Assessment English B1 Business Preliminary certificate


B2 Business Vantage

Level C1

Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond B2 level. If they achieve grade A in the exam (between 180 and 190 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will receive the Business English Certificate Vantage stating that they demonstrated ability at Level C1.

Level B2

If a candidate achieves grade B or C in the exam (between 160 and 179 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will be awarded the Business English Certificate Vantage at Level B2.

Level B1

If a candidate’s performance is below B2 level, but falls within Level B1 (between 140 and 159 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B1.

Cambridge Assessment English B2 Business Vantage certificate


C1 Business Higher

Level C2

Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond C1 level. If a candidate achieves grade A in the exam (between 200 and 210 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will receive the Business English Certificate Higher stating that they demonstrated ability at Level C2.

Level C1

If a candidate achieves grade B or C in the exam (between 180 and 199 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will be awarded the Business English Certificate Higher at Level C1.

Level B2

If a candidate’s performance is below Level C1, but falls within Level B2 (between 160 and 179 on the Cambridge English Scale), they will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at Level B2.

Cambridge Assessment English C2 Business Higher certificate


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