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Understanding your results

Your performance is assessed against the communicative skills and language requirements listed for your grade in the GESE Exam Information Booklet. Trinity examiners consider how well you have demonstrated these items.

Examiners assess your performance using an A-D rating scale. They award a letter grade (A, B, C or D) for each exam task. They use performance band descriptors (PDF, 24KB) to decide what grade to award. 

Provisional results

You’ll be able to get a provisional result, soon after the exam session: just ask your exam centre. This will state ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’, and may also indicate one or more areas for you to improve on. Download a sample exam report form (PDF, 42KB)

Calculating your overall result

There are four possible results for any GESE exam: Pass with Distinction, Pass with Merit, Pass and Fail. Your overall result is based on the grades you got in the different tasks - the GESE conversion tables (PDF, 83KB) show how we calculate this.

Your certificate

If you pass your exam, you'll get a certificate, usually within six to eight weeks (or seven days for GESE SELT tests) of your exam date.

If you need a replacement certificate, please complete a replacement certificate form (MS Word, 94KB) and send it to the address on the form. A replacement certificate costs £20.

If you want Trinity to verify the CEFR/NQF level of an old qualification, contact us: you must include a scanned copy of your original certificate.

More information 

The GESE Exam Information Booklet (PDF, 799KB) explains our assessment procedures, exam report forms and certificates.  

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