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Understanding your GESE results (SELT)

Provisional results

You receive provisional results immediately on the same day of the exam session.

Your certificate

If you pass your GESE SELT test, you can usually expect to receive your certificate within seven days of the test 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 £25.

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.

Calculating your result

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. 

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.

See an example exam report for each grade for:

GESE grade 2 (A1)

GESE grade 5 (B1)

More information 

For more information about GESE for UKVI purposes, return to:

GESE grade 2 for spouses and partner visas (A1)

GESE grade 5 for ILR or citizenship (B2)




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