University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Summary

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

CPE is designed to offer a high-level qualification in the language to those wishing to use English for professional or study purposes. The CPE examination contains some tasks which are likely to be more suitable in content for candidates who have achieved a certain degree of maturity in their handling of abstract ideas and concepts. CPE is at Level C2 (Mastery) of the Common European Framework.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - grade A only

Tariff points have been allocated to CAE grade A, which has been mapped to the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at level C2 and accredited at NQF Level 3.

Tariff entry

A Tariff Expert Panel considered these qualifications in April 2010.
Points come into effect for entry to higher education from 2011 onwards.

UCAS Tariff points Grades Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
A

140

70
B 110  
C 70  
Qualification sector 12 Languages, Literature and Culture
12.1 Languages, Literature and Culture of the British Isles
Awarding organisation http://www.cambridgeesol.org
Further information Certificate of Proficiency in English
Certificate in Advanced English