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Cambridge English exams provide institutions with meaningful, detailed results for applicants. They provide a reliable indicator of language ability, reducing the risk that students’ English does not match expectations. They help colleges and universities to be sure of a student’s English language skills.
We have developed a guide to understanding results for our exams, designed for use by further and higher education institutions. It includes information about Cambridge English: First, Advanced and Proficiency.
Download the guide to setting admissions requirements
The guide is designed to help you find out:
Many of our English language exams now report on the Cambridge English Scale, making it easy for you to set your requirements and gain precise information about an applicant's performance.
When setting your requirements, you should specify the Cambridge English exam and the overall Cambridge English Scale score(s) you require. You can also specify a minimum score in each skill if your course or programme requires a skill at a certain level.
Example requirement for an undergraduate course:
Find out more about the Cambridge English Scale.
If you currently describe your course requirements using IELTS band scores or CEFR levels, it is easy to compare these with Cambridge English Scale scores. Enter your IELTS or CEFR requirement into the score converter below to get the equivalent Cambridge English Scale score.
If you already accept our exams and have set your requirement using pre-2015 standardised scores or with a grade, you can convert these into Cambridge English Scale scores using the converter too.
For further information about the methodology and analysis that informs the comparison of results between IELTS and the production of the Cambridge English Scale download this guide.
Find out more about the relationship between Cambridge English exams and the CEFR.
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