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B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening for:

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship 

Trinity’s GESE Grade 5 exam = CEFR B1.


GESE Grade 5
  • 10 minute speaking and listening test
  • Provisional results on the same day
  • Certificate usually within 7 days
  • Speaking & Listening only

You also need to take a ‘Life in the UK’ Test as part of your application. This is not a Trinity test. Visit the government Home Office website for more information about the Life In The UK test.


Book your GESE Grade 5 exam

You must take exams for leave to remain and citizenship applications at a SELT centre.

Find a centre Book GESE Grade 5 Prepare for your test


Prepare for your exam

Visit our Prepare for your GESE Grade 5 exam page to find candidate guidance and preparation activities to help you understand and practise for GESE Grade 5 exam. 



Take with you to the exam

  • You must take proof of identity (ID) to the SELT test centre. Please read Trinity's SELT Centre Candidate ID policy
  • Remember to download and complete a Topic Form to take to the exam for discussion with the examiner.


What do CEFR, SELT and GESE mean?

CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
SELT = Secure English Language Test
GESE = Graded Examinations in Spoken English 

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