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B2 First for Schools Results

B2 First for Schools results are reported on the 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 five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. You will also be given a grade and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level.

When will I get my B2 First for Schools Statement of Results?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have provided greater flexibility to our exam centres in delivering exam sessions. This increased flexibility, along with the continued impact from COVID-19, means that currently results are released later than our standard results issue dates. Please note, this also impacts on when certificates are printed and despatched.

The Confirmation of Entry document you receive from your centre will state when your results will be released.

If you need any further information, please contact your us.

B2 First for Schools Scale Scores

Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade, either overall or for a particular skill. For B2 First for Schools, the following scores will be used to report results:

Cambridge English Scale Score









Level B1

CEFR Level





The exam is targeted at Level B2 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above B2 (Level C1) and the level below (Level B1).

Scores between 122 and 139 are also reported for B2 First for Schools. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will be shown on your Statement of Results.

The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in B2 First for Schools is illustrated below:

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