The majority of the results will be released around six to eight weeks after the date of the exam. Find out more information about your exams below.

Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE)

You will receive a certificate issued by Cambridge English Language Assessment, 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.

Young Learners 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
5 Aug (AM/ PM) 14 Sep
19 Aug (AM/ PM) 28 Sep
26 Aug (AM/ PM) 22 Oct
2 Sep (AM/ PM) 12 Oct
9 Sep (AM) 19 Oct
23 Sep (AM/ PM) 1 Nov
1 Oct (AM/ PM) Pending Results
14 Oct (AM/ PM) Pending Results
28 Oct (AM/ PM) Pending Results

Cambridge English: 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
11 Aug A2 KETfS / PB 12 Sep - 24 Sep 10 Oct
6 Oct A2 KETfS / PB 5 Nov - 16 Nov Pending Results
20 Oct A2 KETfS / PB 19 Nov - 30 Nov Pending Results

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 for Languages

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 KET / A2 KETfS 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.

Cambridge English: 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
CB: Computer-based exam

Exam date Exam type Results available online Certificate despatch date
11 Aug B2 PETfS / PB 12 Sep - 24 Sep 10 Oct
6 Oct B2 PETfS / PB 5 Nov - 16 Nov Pending Results
20 Oct B2 PETfS / PB 19 Nov - 30 Nov Pending Results

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.

CEF: Common European Framework

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, PET / PETfS 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.

Cambridge English: 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
13 Oct B2 FCE / PB 9 Nov - 23 Nov Pending Results

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.

CEF: Common European Framework

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, FCE / FCEfS 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

Cambridge English: 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
12 May 14 June - 22 June 6 Jul

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.

CEF: Common European Framework

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 CAE 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.

Cambridge English: 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
12 May 14 June - 22 June 6 Jul

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.

CEF: Common European Framework

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 CPE 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.

Cambridge English: Young Learners exams candidates who have lost their original certificates may apply for a replacement of the certificate.
Cambridge English: A2 KET or above exams candidates who 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 by fax to 2913 5172 or post to British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty.