C1 Business Higher

Results

C1 Business Higher 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.

For more information about the Cambridge English Scale, download our factsheet


When will I get my C1 Business Higher Statement of Results?

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 is released online, approximately four to six weeks after the exam for paper-based exams, and two to three weeks after the exam for computer-based exams. The fastest way to get your results is to sign up to our free online results service.


When will I get my C1 Business Higher certificate?

We send your certificate to your exam centre about three weeks after results are available. Your exam centre then sends it on to you.

  • If you took a paper-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your centre seven to nine weeks after the date of your exam.
  • If you took a computer-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your centre five to six weeks after your exam date.

C1 Business Higher Higher 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 C1 Business Higher, the following scores will be used to report results:

Cambridge English Scale Score

Grade

CEFR Level

200–210

Grade A

C2

193–199

Grade B

C1

180–192

Grade c

c1

160–179

Level B2

B2

The exam is targeted at Level C1 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above C1 (Level C2) and the level below (Level B2).

Scores between 160 and 179 are also reported on your Statement of Results, but you will not receive the Business English Certificate Higher.

The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in C1 Business Higher is illustrated below:

Diagram of where C1 Business Higher is aligned on the CEFR and the Cambridge English Scale

What is a Statement of Results?

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking)
  • score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • grade (A, B, C, Level B2) for the overall exam
  • CEFR level for the overall exam.

Find out how to understand your Statement of Results (for exams taken in February 2016 and after)

Download a sample Statement of Results for C1 Business Higher