Equivalent qualifications and tests

Every degree page on our website specifies an IELTS score as the minimum English Language requirement for that course. If you have taken a different English language test or qualification, this table shows the equivalent scores or marks you need to match the IELTS grade for your course.

Tests

Taken within the past two years. 

IELTS

6.0

6.5

7.0

7.5

TOEFL

80

90

100

110

Pearson

54

61

68

68

Cambridge CPE (test taken before Jan 2015)

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

Cambridge CAE (test taken before Jan 2015)

Grade C

Grade C

Grade B

Grade B

Cambridge CPE and CAE (test taken after Jan 2015)

169

176

185

191

TEEP

6.0

6.5

7.0

7.5

OIBEC

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Cambridge ESOL (Skills for Life)

Level 1

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2

Trinity College ISE
ISE II with Distinction in all four components
ISE III with Pass in all four components ISE III with Merit in all four components --

Qualifications

IELTS

6.0

6.5

7.0

7.5

GCSE English Language

C

C

B

B

Cambridge O-level

C

C

B

B

Cambridge International GCSE

C

C

B

B

International Baccalaureate

4 in SL EL

4 in SL EL

5 in SL EL

5 in SL EL

European Baccalaureate

80% in EL

80% in EL

90% in EL

90% in EL

Indian National Board Standard XII

70%

70%

80%

80%

Indian State Board Standard XII

80%

80%

90%

90%

Malaysian English Language GCE-O (Syllabus 1119)

C

C

B

B

WASSCE English

C6

C6

C4

C4

Sri Lankan O-level in English

Credit

Credit

Distinction

Distinction

HKDSE English Language

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 5

HKAL English Language

C

C

B

A

Minimum test scores

IELTS

Listening 5.5

Reading 5.5

Speaking 5.5

Writing 5.5

TOEFL (internet based)

Listening 17

Reading 18

Speaking 20

Writing 17

Pearson Test of English

Listening 51

Reading 51

Speaking 51

Writing 51

Cambridge ESOL Skills for Life

Listening, speaking, reading and writing Pass

Listen and respond Borderline

Speak to communicate Borderline

Engage in discussion Borderline

Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

If you wish to know the minimum test score in the four components - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing for the CAE please contact - pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

If you wish to know the minimum test score in the four components - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing for the CPE please contact - pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

Not sure if you meet our English Language requirements? Please contact either admissions@le.ac.uk (for undergraduate courses) or pgadmissions@le.ac.uk (for postgraduate courses) and our staff will be happy to advise you.