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  • The Cambridge English Scale is the new and enhanced way we will be reporting results

  • for some of our exams from 2015.

  • It builds on the way we currently report results and is based on many years of research.

  • It will provide simpler, clearer and more detailed results.

  • What is the Cambridge English Scale?

  • The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used to report results

  • for Cambridge English exams.

  • You may be familiar with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

  • or CEFR.

  • It is the international standard for describing ability in languages

  • and is a broad reference scale of language proficiency.

  • The Cambridge English Scale is designed to complement the CEFR.

  • The difference is that the scale gives a more detailed result than the CEFR alone.

  • See how both of these candidates are at level B2

  • but their scores on the scale show that one has a higher level of English than the other.

  • Results for almost all Cambridge English exams

  • will be reported on the Cambridge English Scale,

  • starting with Cambridge English First including First for Schools,

  • Cambridge English Advanced and Cambridge English Proficiency.

  • IELTS is mapped to but will not be reported on the Cambridge English Scale.

  • Our exams are focused on different levels of the CEFR

  • and they are mapped to particular points on thescale.

  • No matter which exam is taken the same level of ability is represented by the same score.

  • So, a candidate who scores 185 taking Cambridge English First

  • would be expected to achieve 185 in Cambridge English Advanced.

  • This will make results easier to understand.

  • It will also be clear to see how a learner progresses through our exams.

  • How does it work?

  • Scores on the Cambridge English Scale

  • replace the standardised score and the candidate profile.

  • Candidates receive an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale

  • which determines the grade and CEFR level they obtain.

  • Candidates also receive scores for each language skill they are tested on

  • reading, writing, speaking and listening

  • and use of English.

  • Looking at the new statement of results

  • you can see what the candidate has achieved in each of the different skills

  • and how their performance in one skill compares to performance in another.

  • These detailed results make it simple to describe the level of language skills needed

  • for university admission or employment.

  • Candidates and teachers also benefit from having better information about performance

  • making it easier to identify areas for improvement.

  • Want to know more?

  • The Cambridge English Scale is based on our extensive research

  • and has been developed in response to feedback from users of our exams.

  • To find out more go to cambridgeenglish.org/cambridgeenglishscale

The Cambridge English Scale is the new and enhanced way we will be reporting results

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