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B1 Preliminary for Schools Results

B1 Preliminary 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), giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These four 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 B1 Preliminary 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.

B1 Preliminary 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 B1 Preliminary for Schools, the following scores will be used to report results:

Cambridge English Scale Score









Level A2

CEFR Level






The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in B1 Preliminary is illustrated below:

Scores between 120 and 139 are also reported on your Statement of Results, but you will not receive the Preliminary English Test certificate.

The exam is targeted at Level B1 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above B1 (Level B2) and the level below (Level A2).

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