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Our exams on the Cambridge English Scale
B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency began reporting results on the Cambridge English Scale in January 2015. A2 Key, B1 Preliminary and Cambridge English Qualifications for business began reporting on the scale from February 2016.
The diagram below gives you an overview of where our exams sit on the scale and how they compare to one another, to IELTS, and to the CEFR.
*Linguaskill reports up to a maximum score of 180+ , which equates to C1 (or above) on the CEFR scale. Scoring up to C2 will be introduced in early 2021.
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The score converter below will help you to set your requirements.
If you already accept our exams, you can input your current requirement and it will give you the equivalent Cambridge English Scale score.
Similarly, if you accept IELTS, it’s now easier than ever to set an equivalent result. Simply input your IELTS requirement and the equivalent Cambridge English Scale score will be given.
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If you need any advice or guidance on setting your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to help.
You can use our comprehensive guide to using our exams to help you decide which exam to accept, and at what level.
Download our guide to setting admissions requirements.
For further information about the methodology and analysis that informs the comparison of results between IELTS, the Cambridge English Scale and our exams, download our guide.