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Why Cambridge English?
We review and update all of our exams regularly to ensure they meet the needs of teachers and learners and reflect the latest research into language learning and assessment.
The revision of Cambridge English: Advanced is now complete and the updated exam will start being used for exam sessions in January 2015. On this page you will find the updated Handbook for Teachers to download. Later we will add a practice test and other materials to help you prepare students for the updated exam, so check this page regularly for the latest information.
Watch the webinar
This webinar, recorded in November 2013, focuses on the revised versions of Cambridge English: Advanced, Cambridge English: First and Cambridge English: First for Schools, and is is aimed at teachers who wish to prepare candidates for these exams.
Download the 2015 Handbook for Teachers (pdf 2.6MB).
If you take Cambridge English: Advanced from January 2015, results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale (replacing the current candidate profile and standardised scores). You will also be given a grade and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level.
You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and Use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.
For more information about the Cambridge English Scale, download our factsheet.
All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.
Your Statement of Results contains the following information:
Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade, either overall or for a particular skill.
For Cambridge English: Advanced, the following scores will be used to report results:
Cambridge English Scale Score
The exam is targeted at Level C1 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above C1 (Level C2) and the level below (Level B2).
Scores between 142 and 159 are also reported for Cambridge English: Advanced. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will be shown on your Statement of Results.
The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in Cambridge English: Advanced is illustrated below: