Examinations Results and The Cambridge English Scale


Within 10 days after the exam all candidates receive an "Online Result Letter" by e-mail with further details on how to access your results. The Online Result Letter includes the following details:

Please note that our centre does not send out any results to candidates. All candidates have to check their exam result on the Cambridge English results website themselves.

Understanding your Statement of Results

The Statement of Results gives
 information about individual paper performance and a overall score as well as the overall grade.

Further details about your Statement of Results can be found here!

The Cambridge English Scale

From January 2015, a new way of reporting results for our exams is used that will provide you with more detailed information about exam performance – the Cambridge English Scale.





The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used for reporting the results of Cambridge English exams. It is built on the existing results reporting and years of research, and is designed to complement the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


The Cambridge English Scale allows for more straightforward results reporting across our exams and better meets the needs of our exam users, including candidates and teachers. 


Exam results are or will be reported on the Cambridge English Scale according the following dates:


From January 2015 – Cambridge English: First, First for Schools, Advanced and Proficiency
From February 2016 – Cambridge English: Key, Key for Schools, Preliminary, Preliminary for Schools and Business Certificates


  • More detailed results – candidates receive a score for each skill (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) plus Use of English. They also get an overall score for the exam on the Cambridge English Scale.
  • Straightforward and consistent – results across our exams will report on the same scale. Scores on the Cambridge English Scale will replace the existing standardised scores and candidate profile.
  • Easy to compare performance – the alignment of our exams to the CEFR, to IELTS and to each other is clear. Results on the scale also give a greater insight into candidate progression from one exam to the next.


Comparing scores

There may be times when it is useful to know how a CEFR level score or result from an exam taken before 2015 compares to a Cambridge English Score.


Our score converter tool can help you. Simply select what type of score you’d like to convert from, input the value and the tool will tell you what the equivalent Cambridge English Scale score is. You can also use the tool to convert from scores on the scale back to CEFR Levels or old standardised scores.

What is the Cambridge English Scale?

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