Results and certificates
  • Exam results
  • Checking your results online
  • Your certificate
  • Verifying results
  • Results enquiries and appeals
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.

This page contains information about how to interpret your exam result and how your result can be verified by third parties who may wish to check the validity of your Cambridge English result.

The Cambridge English Scale

Cambridge Assessment English will start uses a way of reporting results for our exams 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 the exams and better meets the needs of our exam users, including candidates, teachers, universities and immigration departments.

  • 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 the 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 the 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.

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Setting your requirements

Setting your English language requirements is simple using the Cambridge English Scale.

What level of English do you need and in which exam(s)?

It is important to consider both the level of English needed for your courses and which exam is most suited to your needs. This will depend on the level of study and the subject(s) being studied.

Each of the Cambridge English exams is targeted at a different level of the CEFR, which means they assess a candidate on a wide range of skills and knowledge at that level. The context of questions is also appropriate to the level being assessed, with higher levels having a greater academic focus.

As a guide, the following exams are recommended for the different levels of study:

Cambridge English: First

- Targeted at CEFR Level B2
- Reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 122 and 190
Undergraduate & postgraduate
Cambridge English: Advanced

- Targeted at CEFR Level C1
- Reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210
Cambridge English: Proficiency
- Targeted at CEFR Level C2
- Reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 162 and 230

What Cambridge English Scale score?

The Cambridge English Scale makes it easy to:
  • specify the overall score you need
  • specify minimum scores for the individual skills.
You can use the table to the right to ensure that the Cambridge English Scale score you ask for is at the same level as your CEFR requirements.

CEFRCambridge English
Scale scores

 The Cambridge English
Scale explained

'Statement of Results'
Your Statement of Results contains four pieces of information:
  1. Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English
  2. Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  3. Your grade. The grade you are awarded depends on the score you achieve.
  4. Your CEFR level for the overall exam. 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.

The Statement of Results can be securely verified by
recognising organisations at

Example of how results are reported for
Cambridge English: First

Cambridge English Scale score
Grade/CEFRCEFR Level
Grade A
173-179Grade B
160-172Grade C
Grade B1

Detailed explanations of individual Cambridge English exams results:

General English Exams
 Understanding your Statement of Results - A2 Key

 Understanding your Statement of Results - B1 Preliminary
 Understanding your Statement of Results - B2 First
 Understanding your Statement of Results - C1 Advanced
 Understanding your Statement of Results - C2 Proficiency

Exams for Schools
 Understanding your Statement of Results - A2 Key for Schools
 Understanding your Statement of Results - B1 Preliminary for Schools
 Understanding your Statement of Results - B2 First for Schools

Exams for Work
 Understanding your Statement of Results - Business B1 Preliminary

 Understanding your Statement of Results - Business B2 Vantage
 Understanding your Statement of Results - Business C1 Higher
You can access your results through Cambridge English Results Online website

Checking your results online
If you have taken one of our exams we want to make sure you receive your result as quickly as possible. By registering for our Results Online website you will be able to view your results as soon as they become available. You’ll also receive an email letting you know that your results have been released.

You can register for the site at any point from when you receive your Confirmation of Entry from your exam centre; you do not need to wait until after the exam. You will need the ID number and Secret number shown on your Confirmation of Entry in order to register. If you haven't received these details, please contact us for assistance. If you registered through a school or language academy your Confirmation of Entry will be sent directly to them and they will give it to you.

  • Results for paper-based exams are generally released around four to six weeks after the date of the exam.
  • Results for computer-based tests are generally released around two weeks after the exam. 
How to register?

Before using the service, you will need to register and create a password. Please see the guide below for details on how to do this.

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After clicking Submit you will receive an email confirming your registration. You can then log in using the ID Number from your Confirmation of Entry, and the Password that you chose during the registration process.
Your certificate
If you pass a Cambridge English examination or achieve a recognised Council of Europe level you will receive a certificate.
  • Certificates are issued by Cambridge Assessment English and may be collected from our offices on or after the date published on the “Results Calendar”.
  • If you requested to have your certificate sent to you when you registered it will be dispatched to the address that you gave us. The cost of this service depends on the destination. When you register for your exam you will be able to see the prices and payment method on the online enrolment form.
IMPORTANT: Please remember that proof of identity is needed in order to collect certificate/s. If you send someone to pick up your certificate in your place you must provide specific written authorisation.

If you requested our certificate dispatch service when you registered for your exam, we will send it to you automatically via courier to the address that you gave us on the form. Please note that cost of certificate delivery will vary according to the destination and you will pay the courier directly for this service when your certificate is delivered.

In order to guarantee that your certificate will reach you safely, please note that we do not dispatch certificates to candidates or Preparation Centres during the month of August.

Your certificate
Cambridge English - Pass at Grade A
Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond the level of the exam they have taken. Candidates achieving grade A will receive a certificate stating that they demonstrated ability at the next CEFR level.
Cambridge English - Pass at Grade B or C
Candidates who achieved grade B or C will be awarded a Cambridge English certificate corresponding to the CEFR level of the exam that they took.
Cambridge English - Certification of lower levels
Candidates whose performance is below the CEFR level of the exam that they took but falls within the previous CEFR level will receive a Cambridge English certificate stating the CEFR level that they have achieved.

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Lost certificates
Candidates who have lost their certificate may only apply for a certifying statement; Cambridge English will not issue a replacement certificate. If you wish to apply for a certifying statement you should complete the form on the Cambridge English website.

Get the application form for a Certifying Statement...

For further information and to download the application form for a certifying statement please visit the Cambridge English website.

Preparation Centres: Exams Catalunya is happy to submit applications for certifying statements for its registered Preparation Centres. The Cambridge English fee for this service is 100€. For further information please contact us at or by telephone on 934 111 333.

IMPORTANT: This service is available to Preparation Centres only. Private candidates should apply directly to Cambridge English via the following website:

Results Verification Service
If you want a university, employer or other organisation to verify your result, you must provide them with the information on your Statement of Results and two additional pieces of information:

1.- Your ID Number (a sequence of nine letters and numbers).
2.- Your Secret Number (a four-digit number).

Both of these pieces of information can be found on your Confirmation of Entry, which you receive when you register for the exam.
They can then verify your result by logging in to
Verifying results

You can check a candidate results quickly and securely online with the Cambridge English free Results Verification Service.

This service allows a university, employer or other organisation to verify the candidate's results, providing them with the information.

How to verify the candidate results?
Step 1 – Register to use the Results Verification Service
Go to and create your free account – it only takes 2 minutes.

Step 2 – Ask the student for their details
Make sure that you have the candidate’s ID number and Secret number. These are listed on their Confirmation of Entry.

If you don’t have a candidate’s details at the moment, you can practise with this example:
Candidate ID: NGG004291
Secret number: 5362
Step 3 – Log in to the Results Verification Service
To start verifying results, log in to using your email address and the password you created earlier.

Step 4 – Verify the result
You can now see information about where and when the candidate took the test and what score they achieved.

Results enquiries
If you are unhappy with the result of your exam and you wish to query your results, please discuss this with us. If you are still unhappy, we can submit a Results Enquiry to Cambridge on your behalf.

There are two stages to this process:
  • Stage 1 - A full clerical recheck. This must be requested no more than 30 days after the issue of the result. Cambridge will check that all of the marks on your exam papers have been correctly counted, to make sure there have been no mistakes when calculating your final grade. At this stage, your exam papers will not be re-marked.
  • Stage 2 - A full re-mark. If you are still not satisfied after completing Stage 1, a full re-mark will be arranged for you. This includes a re-marking of the written papers (including review of the Listening paper where relevant, but does not apply to any Speaking test component). There is no stage 2 remark for Key (KET) and Key (KET) for Schools.
A re-mark of the Speaking Test is not available. The Speaking Test is assessed on the day by 2 Cambridge English Speaking Test Examiners. Speaking Test Examiners are trained yearly and are externally monitored on a regular basis in order to ensure that candidates are assessed objectively and in line with the Cambridge English marking guidelines. 

Cambridge English will not show or give access to candidates' completed exam scripts.

The Results Enquiry must be submitted by the exam centre on your behalf and we will guide you through the process. There is a charge for each stage, which will be refunded should the enquiry result in a change in grade. Please note that if there is a change in the result but not a change in grade the payment will not be reimbursed. (Grade = A, B, C, Pass, Pass with Merit, Pass with Distinction). Please contact us for information about the costs and time-scales for a Results Enquiry.

Further information regarding Results Enquiries and Appeals can be found here.

Please note that your grade could go down as well as up as a result of a Results Enquiry.

There are deadlines for requesting Results Enquiries, so you will need to contact your centre as soon as possible after receiving your results.

*It is not possible for Speaking Tests to be re-marked.

For further information:
Tel. 934 111 333