The Cambridge English Scale

Cambridge English Scale

Things have changed in the world of Cambridge examinations. You may know that CAE is now, in fact, Cambridge English: Advanced, for example (see here for all the new names). But that’s not the end of it! The results from the Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE have traditionally been reported as grades: A, B and C (plus D for a narrow fail and E for, well, complete fail). But in 2015, a new system was introduced: the Cambridge English Scale.

Basically, the Cambridge English Scale is a continuous range of scores which can be used to report results from all the Cambridge main suite exams (not Young Learners). As you can see from the chart above, the scores have also been mapped to the Common European Framework, and IELTS, so it is now possible to more accurately compare CAE with IELTS, for example.

If that all sounds a little complicated, check out the handy converter below (if it’s not showing, please refresh your page; failing that, you can find the original at the link below). Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Have fun!

Source: Cambridge English Language Assessment

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