The Global Scale of English for test takers

When getting ready for an exam, use the GSE to help you prepare and build up your confidence



Prepare for exam success

Unlike other language measurement tools, the Global Scale of English (GSE) helps build your confidence by showing your skills progress on a simple, numerical scale. So instead of spending hours studying and repeating exams, the GSE can help show your how your skills have grown over a shorter time period.

The GSE can help you stay motivated, celebrate your progress and discover what skills you need to build next.

Why test takers love the GSE

For test-takers of all ages, from primary learners through to adults
Track progress on one simple scale for both learning and assessments
Detailed breakdowns and recommendations for future learning
Use the certification and score to apply for visas, university and work abroad

Showcase skills with Credly

Shout about your skills with Credly badges featuring your GSE level.

Awarded for passing certifications such as Pearson English International Certificate, you can add your Credly badge to your CV, email signature, social media profiles, such as LinkedIn, and more.

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