Results and certificates

Provisional results

After the test you will receive an exam report form with your provisional result (Pass or Fail) - see examples of exam report forms below.

Your certificate

Candidates in the UK can usually expect to receive their Trinity SELT certificate within 7 days of the test date.

  • Please contact our SELT team at (­or call 0333 358 3183) if you need to arrange a replacement certificate. Please note that amendments cannot be made to SELT certificates.
  • Contact us if you would like Trinity to verify the CEFR/NQF level of an old qualification. You must provide 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 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 show how we calculate this.

Trinity is committed to ensuring that the standard of each qualification remains consistent over time and so reserves the right to make appropriate adjustments to published grade thresholds and/or methods of aggregating marks.

Exam Report Form samples for GESE Grade 2

Your provisional results show how you performed in your exam. Here are some examples of an exam report form at different levels of achievement:


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