Certificate will be released within eight to twelve weeks after the exam session. Find out more information about your exams below.

Please note, collection of certificates at the British Council office is not available. 

We will contact you for the certificate delivery arrangement*.

*You should ensure the address is correct or otherwise you should contact us as soon as possible if you do not receive your certificate two weeks after they have been sent out. We are not responsible for any lost certificate if you inform us eight weeks after your results are released. 

If for any reasons you request for a re-delivery of your certificate, a delivery fee will be induced.

 

Pre A1 Starters / A1 Movers / A2 Flyers (YLE)

You will receive a certificate issued by Cambridge Assessment English, showing your performance in each part of the exam – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. For each part of the exam you get one or more Cambridge shields (up to a maximum of five) so you could get a total of 15 shields for the whole exam.

Results are issued approximately six to eight weeks after the date of exam. Everyone who completes their exam receives a certificate, which focuses on what they could do (not what they could not do). It gives them credit for having taken part in the exam.

Certificate will be sent to your postal address by local courier registered mail approximately six to eight weeks after results are released. If you registered through your school or a language centre, your certificate will be sent to your school.

PB: Paper-based exam

Exam date Certificate despatch date
10 Nov 2019 (AM/PM) 08 Jan 2020
1 Dec 2019 (AM/PM) 20 Jan 2020
7 Dec 2019 (AM) 18 Feb 2020
8 Dec 2019 (AM/PM) 20 Feb 2020
15 Dec 2019 (AM) 21 Feb 2020
21 Dec 2019 (PM) 21 Feb 2020
22 Dec 2019 (AM/PM) 21 Feb 2020
05 Jan 2020 (AM) 27 Feb 2020
12 Jan 2020 (AM) 04 Mar 2020
19 Jan 2020 (AM) 05 Mar 2020

A2 Key (A2 KET) and A2 Key for Schools (A2 KETfS)

Candidates have direct access to their results during the results release period via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate will receive a letter on the exam day, notifying them when the results release period will be and their Login ID and Secret Number. Please note that candidates must retain the letter until they have received their results. 

If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to you approximately two months after your results are released. If you registered through your school or a language centre, your certificate will be sent to your school. If you registered as an individual candidate, your certificate will be sent to your postal address.

PB: Paper-based exam

Exam date Exam type Results available online Certificate despatch date
19 Oct 2019 A2 KETfS / PB 18 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 7 Jan 2020
23 Nov 2019 A2 KETfS / PB 23 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020 20 Feb 2020
14 Dec 2019 A2 KETfS / PB 22 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 25 Feb 2020

An overall grade is given along with a candidate profile indicating the performance level on each exam paper, from Pass, Merit or Distinction and A1 Level.

Find out more at Understanding your Statement of Results.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference

Grade Score CEF level
Distinction 140-150 B1
Merit 133-139 A2
Pass 120-132 A2
Level A1 100-119 A1

Exam update

From January 2016, A2 Key / A2 Key for Schools results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale. You will receive a separate score for each of the three components (reading & writing, listening and speaking), giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

Find out more from Introducing the Cambridge English Scale Factsheet.

All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading & writing, listening and speaking)
  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • Your grade (Pass, Merit, Distinction, Level A1) for the overall exam
  • Your CEFR level for the overall exam.

B1 Preliminary (B1 PET) and B1 Preliminary for Schools (B1 PETfS)

Candidates have direct access to their results during the results release period via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate will receive a letter on the exam day, notifying them when the results release period will be and their Login ID and Secret Number. Please note that candidates must retain the letter until they have received their results.

If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to you approximately two months after your results are released. If you registered through your school or a language centre, your certificate will be sent to your school. If you registered as an individual candidate, your certificate will be sent to your postal address.

PB: Paper-based exam

Exam date Exam type Results available online Certificate despatch date
19 Oct 2019 B2 PETfS / PB 18 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 7 Jan 2020
23 Nov 2019 B2 PETfS / PB 23 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020 20 Feb 2020
14 Dec 2019 B2 PETfS / PB 22 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 21 Feb 2020

An overall grade is given along with a candidate profile indicating the performance level on each exam paper, from Pass, Merit, Distinction, and A2 Level.

Find out more at Understanding your Statement of Results.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference

Grade Score CEF Level
Distinction 160-170 B2
Merit 153-159 B1
Pass 140-152 B1
Level A2 120-139 A2

Exam update

From January 2016, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale. You will receive a separate score for each of the components (reading, writing, listening and speaking), giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

Find out more from Introducing the Cambridge English Scale Factsheet.

All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) 
  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • Your grade (Pass, Merit, Distinction, Level A2) for the overall exam
  • Your CEFR level for the overall exam.

B2 First (B2 FCE) and B2 First for Schools (B2 FCEfS)

Candidates have direct access to their results during the results release period via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate will receive a letter on the exam day, notifying them when the results release period will be and their Login ID and Secret Number. Please note that candidates must retain the letter until they have received their results.

If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to you approximately two months after your results are released. If you registered through your school or a language centre, your certificate will be sent to your school. If you registered as an individual candidate, your certificate will be sent to your postal address.

PB: Paper-based exam

Exam date Exam type Results available online Certificate despatch date
12 Oct 2019 B2 FCE / PB 11 Nov - 21 Nov 2019 7 Jan 2020
30 Nov 2019 B2 FCEfS / PB 8 Jan - 17 Jan 2020 20 Feb 2020
14 Dec 2019 B2 FCEfS / PB 22 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 21 Feb 2020

An overall grade is given along with a candidate profile indicating the performance level on each exam paper. Successful candidates will receive a certificate.

Find out more at Understanding your Statement of Results.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference

Results Score CEF Level
Grade A 180-190 C1
Grade B 173-179 B2
Grade C 160-172 B2
Level B1 140-159 B1

 Exam update

From January 2015, B2 First and B2 First for Schools results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and Use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

Find out more from Introducing the Cambridge English Scale Factsheet.

All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and Use of English
  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • Your grade (A, B, C, Level B1) for the overall exam
  • Your CEFR level for the overall exam

C1 Advanced (C1 CAE)

Candidates have direct access to their results during the results release period via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate will receive a letter on the exam day, notifying them when the results release period will be and their Login ID and Secret Number. Please note that candidates must retain the letter until they have received their results.

If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to you approximately two months after your results are released. If you registered through your school or a language centre, your certificate will be sent to your school. If you registered as an individual candidate, your certificate will be sent to your postal address.

Exam date Results available online Certificate despatch date
14 Dec 2019 22 Jan - 31 Jan 2020 21 Feb 2020

An overall grade is given along with a candidate profile indicating the performance level on each exam paper. Successful candidates will receive a certificate.

Find out more at Understanding your Statement of Results.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference

Results Score CEF Level
Grade A 200-210 C2
Grade B 193-199 C1
Grade C 180-192 C1
Level B2 160-179 B2

 Exam update

From January 2015, C1 Advanced results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

Find out more from Introducing the Cambridge English Scale Factsheet.

All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English
  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • Your grade (A, B, C, Level B2) for the overall exam
  • Your CEFR level for the overall exam.

C2 Proficiency (C2 CPE)

Candidates have direct access to their results during the results release period via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate will receive a letter on the exam day, notifying them when the results release period will be and their Login ID and Secret Number. Please note that candidates must retain the letter until they have received their results.

If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to you approximately two months after your results are released. If you registered through your school or a language centre, your certificate will be sent to your school. If you registered as an individual candidate, your certificate will be sent to your postal address.

Exam date Results available online Certificate despatch date
30 Nov 2019 8 Jan - 17 Jan 2020 20 Feb 2020

An overall grade is given along with a candidate profile indicating the performance level on each exam paper. Successful candidates (Grade A to C) will receive a certificate.

Find out more at Understanding your Statement of Results.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference

Results Score CEF Level
Pass at Grade A 220-230 C2
Pass at Grade B 213-219 C2
Pass at Grade C 200-212 C2
Level C1 180-199 C1

 Exam update

From January 2015, C2 Proficiency results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

Find out more from Introducing the Cambridge English Scale Factsheet.

All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a certificate.

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English
  • Your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • Your grade (A, B, C, Level C1) for the overall exam
  • Your CEFR level for the overall exam.

Results enquiries

If you feel that your exam was unfairly marked, Cambridge English has a vigorous and thorough Results Enquiry procedure to ensure all components are checked and, if requested, re-marked. If you want to query your result, this must be submitted through the British Council on your behalf. All candidates must complete the Results Enquiry form and submit to the British Council. An results enquiry fee will be charged.

Results Enquiry procedure has two stages:

Stage What is the enquiry process? How long does it take?
Stage 1 * A clerical re-check Approximately 2 weeks
Stage 2 ** A re-mark of all written papers (except speaking test) Approximately 5 weeks

* Deadline for submitting request for Stage 1 is 8 weeks after the exam
** Deadline for submitting request for Stage 2 is 11 weeks after the exam. To request a Stage 2 enquiry, a candidate must have received their results and completed Stage 1 of the Results Enquiry process. Please note that Stage 2 is only available for B1 PET / B1 PETfS / B2 FCE / B2 FCEfS / C1 CAE / C2 CPE.

Where an enquiry leads to a change of grade, any results enquiry fees paid will be reimbursed.

Misprinted or lost certificate

Certificates will be printed based on the names on the official identity document. Misprinted certificates will be replaced free of charge within six months of the certificate being issued and provided that the British Council is notified within the six-month period.

Candidates who have taken Pre A1 Starters / A1 Movers / A2 Flyers and have lost their original certificates may apply for a replacement of the certificate.
Candidates who have taken A2 Key / A2 Key for Schools or above and have lost their original certificates may apply for a certifying statement. 

An administrative fee will be charged for the replacement service. Candidates must apply within 5 years from the exam date. Please download and complete the Replacement of Certificate form and return the completed form to the British Council via email at yle@britishcouncil.org.hk (fir credit card payment) or by mail to Exams, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty (for cheque payment).