From January 2015, results for Cambridge exams will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale. Initially, this will apply to Cambridge English: First, First for Schools, Advanced and Proficiency. Other exams will be added to the scale during 2015.

The Cambridge English Scale is a single range of scores that span all Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels.

Scores on this scale will replace the current candidate profile and standardised scores. Grades and CEFR levels will be retained.

Candidates will receive a Cambridge English Scale score for each of the four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and Use of English, which will give both candidates a greater understanding of performance and results. These five scores are averaged to give an overall result for the exam.

The relationship between each exam will also be easier to understand, because scores will be reported on the same scale across all of exams.

You can download the factsheet which explains in more detail how the Cambridge English Scale scores will work.

More detailed information will become available in the coming months.