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What's the difference between a B1 and a B for English? Syllabus 0500 if we're being specific, First language as well

I have an A in English FLE however my uni refuses to accept it and the closest grade requirement on the website was B1.
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Hey there, from what you are describing, it seems to me that your uni prefers a different exam board to the one where you scored an A. B1 is a level, not necessarily the grade (I can be tested at B1 level English and receive an A). Your best recourse would be to ask them which exam board they would prefer, and then you could examine yourself at the B1 level which your uni seeks (which having scored an A in English FLE would not be a problem).
Let me know if this helped, as I am studying German and am pretty familiar with the international language levels should you require any further help...
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What's the difference between a B1 and a B for English? Syllabus 0500 if we're being specific, First language as well

I have an A in English FLE however my uni refuses to accept it and the closest grade requirement on the website was B1.
Here is a link explaining the different levels:
https://www.efset.org/cefr/b1/
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Hey there, from what you are describing, it seems to me that your uni prefers a different exam board to the one where you scored an A. B1 is a level, not necessarily the grade (I can be tested at B1 level English and receive an A). Your best recourse would be to ask them which exam board they would prefer, and then you could examine yourself at the B1 level which your uni seeks (which having scored an A in English FLE would not be a problem).
Let me know if this helped, as I am studying German and am pretty familiar with the international language levels should you require any further help...
This was actually really helpful! I'll contact them to ask, and I'll check out the link you provided. Thank you so much cause I've been confused for months and the english requirements they had up really weren't very helpful on explaining it.
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I think everyone is getting confused here. You took CAIE English, syallbus 0500 https://www.cambridgeinternational.o...2-syllabus.pdf and you have an A with a 1 (the highest grade) in the optional Speaking and Listening test (see p7).

I can't see why a university wouldn't accept it - UK universities normally do, although maybe mentioning the 1 has confused them and made them think the B1 is a CEFR level. Try going back to them to explain you have an A in IGCSE English First Language and that the 1 is just a distraction.
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I think everyone is getting confused here. You took CAIE English, syallbus 0500 https://www.cambridgeinternational.o...2-syllabus.pdf and you have an A with a 1 (the highest grade) in the optional Speaking and Listening test (see p7).

I can't see why a university wouldn't accept it - UK universities normally do, although maybe mentioning the 1 has confused them and made them think the B1 is a CEFR level. Try going back to them to explain you have an A in IGCSE English First Language and that the 1 is just a distraction.
Oh no, I didn't mention an 'A1' to them, just an 'A'. I was just trying to figure out what the number alongside meant. On the equivalent grading system on the page, and the grades that applied to what I had done, that being IGCSE, showed numbers. I've posted their requirements down below I think. I told them I had done IGCSE FLE, with the syllabus too.

That speaking and listening part though? I'd never done it in school, apparently it was optional and because of that my school had ruled it out entirely, unless you were doing English as a Second Language.
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Now I'm confused! UK universities are normally fine with IGCSEs, but occasionally there's a hiccup and someone's told their IGCSE isn't suitable - my UK school has always been able to sort this out (i.e. get it accepted that is Ok) with the university.
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Now I'm confused! UK universities are normally fine with IGCSEs, but occasionally there's a hiccup and someone's told their IGCSE isn't suitable - my UK school has always been able to sort this out (i.e. get it accepted that is Ok) with the university.
At this point I've simply decided to do the Duolingo English Test (they accept it). I've emailed them back and forth constantly and it seems their main problem is that I didn't do Listening/Speaking so therefore my grade is 'insufficient' and honestly I can't fight lmao.

Thanks for your help this far though, I guess they're just doing their own thing.
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