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Why Cambridge English?
Universities, employers and immigration authorities may need you to provide proof of your English ability at a specified level. Find out more about understanding your results.
If you are successful in the exam you will receive two documents: a Statement of Results and a certificate. Universities, employers and other organisations you apply to may ask you for either of these documents as proof of your English language skills.
Your Statement of Results contains three pieces of information:
1. Your candidate result based on your total score in all five papers.
2. Your grade based on the total score you achieve. There are set scores for each grade:
3. Your candidate profile, showing your performance in each paper against the scale:
Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade. Organisations may also ask you for a particular candidate profile if they need you to have a specific level of English in one of the five skills tested.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is targeted at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the internationally accepted system for describing language ability.
The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above C1 (Level C2) and the level below (Level B2).
How Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grades and CEFR levels compare
For more detailed information, download Understanding your Statement of Results Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).
Your exam results will be available in two weeks (or four weeks if you take the paper-based test). The quickest and easiest way to get your results is to sign up for our FREE online results service. Your exam centre will give you the information you need to register for this service.
Register with Cambridge English Results Online
Certificates are normally sent to exam centres within three months of the exam. Please contact your centre if you need to know the specific date.
Your certificate can be awarded at different levels, depending on your achievement.
Certificate in Advanced English – Level C2
Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond C1 level. If you achieve grade A in your exam, you will receive the Certificate in Advanced English stating that you demonstrated ability at Level C2.
Certificate in Advanced English – Level C1
If you achieve grade B or C in your exam, you will be awarded the Certificate in Advanced English at Level C1.
Level B2 certificate
If your performance is below Level C1, but falls within Level B2, we will recognise your achievement with a Cambridge English certificate stating that you demonstrated ability at B2 level.
You can let employers, universities or other organisations check your results online.
Just send them your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number (printed on your Confirmation of Entry) and they can check your results quickly, easily and securely online at www.cambridgeenglish.org/verifiers
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