What is the Cambridge scale?

The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used for reporting the results of Cambridge English exams. It is built on our 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 our exams and better meets the needs of our exam users, including candidates, teachers, universities and immigration departments. It is also easier to compare performance in Cambridge to IELTS (and vice versa) as they are both aligned to the CEFR. Results on the scale also give a greater insight into candidate progression from one exam to the next.