Cambridge English: Starters (YLE Starters)

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YLE Starters - Listening

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 28.6% 42.9%
Algeria 2.7% 5.4% 27.0% 40.5% 24.3%
Argentina 4.0% 6.2% 18.8% 29.3% 41.6%
Armenia 0.0% 0.0% 21.4% 21.4% 57.1%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 42.9% 42.9%
Bahrain 4.0% 4.0% 24.0% 12.0% 56.0%
Bangladesh 0.0% 0.0% 9.3% 10.0% 80.7%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.0% 5.9% 27.5% 15.7% 51.0%
Brazil 4.2% 7.0% 15.8% 25.3% 47.7%
Bulgaria 0.9% 3.3% 9.8% 23.7% 62.3%
Cambodia 6.3% 0.0% 6.3% 18.8% 68.8%
Chile 7.3% 8.9% 23.1% 32.2% 28.5%
China 0.0% 0.0% 8.9% 23.2% 67.9%
Colombia 23.1% 17.5% 20.5% 20.9% 18.0%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 9.8% 41.2% 49.0%
Croatia 0.0% 2.1% 6.2% 26.2% 65.6%
Cyprus 1.2% 2.4% 8.5% 27.1% 60.8%
Czech Republic 1.4% 3.5% 16.8% 27.3% 51.0%
Ecuador 3.6% 7.5% 20.9% 30.0% 37.9%
Egypt 0.0% 1.8% 8.3% 20.7% 69.2%
France 4.3% 8.8% 20.7% 27.7% 38.4%
French Guiana 25.0% 17.9% 35.7% 17.9% 3.6%
Georgia 0.0% 1.8% 12.5% 21.4% 64.3%
Germany 0.0% 1.6% 9.3% 26.4% 62.8%
Greece 0.5% 2.7% 11.5% 24.8% 60.4%
Guatemala 6.6% 13.0% 28.6% 25.2% 26.6%
Hong Kong 1.4% 3.4% 10.5% 22.2% 62.5%
Hungary 0.0% 1.9% 5.8% 18.2% 74.0%
India 7.3% 7.2% 16.9% 27.7% 40.9%
Indonesia 8.6% 8.8% 14.5% 21.6% 46.5%
Iran 1.2% 3.7% 9.7% 23.9% 61.5%
Iraq 11.1% 44.4% 22.2% 22.2% 0.0%
Italy 4.3% 7.7% 19.3% 30.0% 38.6%
Japan 1.5% 4.4% 17.1% 35.6% 41.5%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 8.3% 75.0%
Kazakhstan 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 15.4% 76.9%
Korea (South), 3.7% 5.1% 22.0% 37.5% 31.8%
Kosovo 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 22.9% 74.3%
Kuwait 7.2% 13.3% 28.9% 27.7% 22.9%
Latvia 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 37.5% 50.0%
Lebanon 0.0% 2.3% 14.0% 23.3% 60.5%
Libya 0.0% 11.4% 13.6% 27.3% 47.7%
Macao 0.6% 1.2% 10.7% 35.5% 52.1%
Macedonia 1.7% 0.0% 3.4% 10.3% 84.5%
Malaysia 0.6% 1.6% 7.3% 20.1% 70.5%
Maldives 0.0% 1.9% 11.8% 22.9% 63.4%
Mauritius 0.9% 3.7% 4.6% 16.7% 74.1%
Mexico 7.4% 9.7% 20.4% 27.4% 35.1%
Morocco 6.3% 3.1% 25.0% 31.3% 34.4%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.8% 0.4% 4.7% 20.1% 74.0%
Nepal 0.3% 3.9% 9.9% 22.6% 63.3%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 85.7%
Paraguay 7.1% 0.0% 2.4% 11.9% 78.6%
Peru 2.4% 7.5% 17.9% 28.4% 43.7%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.3% 89.7%
Poland 0.5% 3.1% 10.3% 28.4% 57.7%
Portugal 0.6% 2.7% 11.5% 27.9% 57.3%
Qatar 2.6% 0.0% 3.9% 11.7% 81.8%
Réunion 23.5% 20.6% 26.5% 26.5% 2.9%
Romania 0.2% 1.3% 7.4% 23.6% 67.4%
Russia 0.5% 2.2% 10.6% 26.0% 60.8%
Saudi Arabia 4.7% 9.0% 14.9% 20.7% 50.7%
Serbia 3.2% 3.7% 10.6% 28.0% 54.5%
Slovakia 1.3% 3.4% 12.8% 13.4% 69.1%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 83.3%
Spain 1.7% 5.4% 15.7% 29.9% 47.3%
Sri Lanka 0.4% 2.1% 14.6% 34.7% 48.2%
Switzerland 1.3% 2.8% 10.2% 28.5% 57.3%
Taiwan 0.4% 1.9% 8.4% 22.3% 67.1%
Thailand 4.1% 8.7% 21.6% 23.5% 42.0%
Tunisia 3.5% 4.1% 15.9% 34.1% 42.4%
Turkey 3.4% 6.7% 16.1% 27.8% 45.9%
Ukraine 1.1% 3.5% 12.1% 32.9% 50.4%
United Arab Emirates 16.5% 24.7% 23.1% 14.8% 20.9%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 40.0% 60.0%
Uruguay 4.0% 9.2% 17.2% 29.9% 39.7%
Venezuela 26.1% 26.1% 30.4% 13.0% 4.3%
Vietnam 7.7% 10.4% 22.0% 30.8% 29.1%
Grand Total 4.5% 6.9% 17.0% 28.1% 43.4%

 

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YLE Starters - Speaking

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 28.6% 57.1%
Algeria 0.0% 5.4% 13.5% 35.1% 45.9%
Argentina 1.4% 4.0% 8.0% 16.9% 69.7%
Armenia 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 7.1% 85.7%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 14.3% 71.4%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 4.0% 20.0% 76.0%
Bangladesh 0.7% 5.0% 6.4% 17.1% 70.7%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.0% 5.9% 13.7% 15.7% 64.7%
Brazil 1.2% 6.6% 8.1% 18.3% 65.8%
Bulgaria 0.2% 1.6% 5.5% 12.1% 80.7%
Cambodia 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 6.3% 81.3%
Chile 0.2% 8.7% 16.0% 20.5% 54.6%
China 0.0% 1.8% 1.8% 12.5% 83.9%
Colombia 11.7% 15.3% 10.5% 14.7% 47.8%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 7.8% 17.6% 74.5%
Croatia 0.0% 0.6% 2.1% 8.2% 89.1%
Cyprus 0.8% 1.9% 7.7% 13.9% 75.7%
Czech Republic 0.4% 1.1% 5.6% 18.7% 74.2%
Ecuador 0.4% 3.6% 8.3% 17.0% 70.8%
Egypt 0.6% 1.8% 4.1% 15.4% 78.1%
France 1.9% 8.6% 13.6% 21.7% 54.2%
French Guiana 7.1% 25.0% 17.9% 25.0% 25.0%
Georgia 1.8% 1.8% 7.1% 16.1% 73.2%
Germany 0.0% 1.2% 1.5% 11.6% 85.7%
Greece 0.0% 1.4% 3.7% 8.4% 86.5%
Guatemala 4.3% 16.8% 13.9% 24.1% 40.9%
Hong Kong 0.9% 2.1% 4.1% 10.6% 82.3%
Hungary 0.0% 0.4% 1.6% 8.5% 89.5%
India 1.3% 2.8% 4.3% 11.6% 79.9%
Indonesia 2.1% 4.6% 7.3% 19.0% 67.0%
Iran 1.1% 2.2% 2.6% 12.5% 81.7%
Iraq 22.2% 22.2% 11.1% 11.1% 33.3%
Italy 2.0% 7.0% 11.0% 19.5% 60.5%
Japan 1.0% 7.3% 15.6% 21.0% 55.1%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 83.3%
Kazakhstan 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.4% 84.6%
Korea (South), 0.0% 2.9% 11.8% 10.3% 75.0%
Kosovo 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 97.1%
Kuwait 3.6% 6.0% 10.8% 16.9% 62.7%
Latvia 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 12.5% 81.3%
Lebanon 0.6% 0.6% 3.5% 8.7% 86.6%
Libya 2.3% 4.5% 9.1% 25.0% 59.1%
Macao 0.0% 0.6% 1.2% 7.1% 91.1%
Macedonia 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 3.4% 93.1%
Malaysia 0.3% 1.1% 2.4% 14.6% 81.7%
Maldives 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 9.5% 87.4%
Mauritius 0.9% 0.0% 4.6% 10.2% 84.3%
Mexico 3.0% 8.7% 9.9% 19.4% 59.0%
Morocco 0.0% 15.6% 0.0% 3.1% 81.3%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.3% 2.2% 5.4% 16.3% 75.9%
Nepal 0.0% 3.0% 3.9% 16.6% 76.5%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 85.7%
Paraguay 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 16.7% 78.6%
Peru 0.9% 6.4% 11.1% 19.5% 62.0%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 3.4% 6.9% 89.7%
Poland 0.3% 1.5% 5.7% 16.3% 76.3%
Portugal 0.2% 4.6% 8.6% 20.4% 66.2%
Qatar 1.3% 2.6% 3.9% 7.8% 84.4%
Réunion 0.0% 8.8% 17.6% 11.8% 61.8%
Romania 0.1% 0.6% 1.9% 8.1% 89.3%
Russia 0.6% 2.3% 5.7% 16.7% 74.7%
Saudi Arabia 4.1% 11.4% 10.3% 23.5% 50.7%
Serbia 0.0% 3.7% 3.7% 16.4% 76.2%
Slovakia 1.3% 2.0% 6.7% 10.7% 79.2%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 94.4%
Spain 0.5% 3.4% 6.0% 14.8% 75.3%
Sri Lanka 0.2% 1.9% 5.8% 18.9% 73.2%
Switzerland 1.1% 7.4% 7.6% 14.9% 69.0%
Taiwan 0.4% 3.0% 4.8% 13.1% 78.7%
Thailand 2.7% 11.2% 9.0% 17.3% 59.9%
Tunisia 2.4% 4.7% 5.9% 20.0% 67.1%
Turkey 2.4% 6.3% 8.6% 15.4% 67.3%
Ukraine 0.5% 1.1% 3.9% 14.4% 80.1%
United Arab Emirates 1.6% 9.3% 15.9% 27.5% 45.6%
United Kingdom 0.0% 20.0% 20.0% 0.0% 60.0%
Uruguay 0.9% 5.7% 10.3% 20.6% 62.6%
Venezuela 17.4% 13.0% 17.4% 13.0% 39.1%
Vietnam 5.7% 15.1% 16.8% 24.2% 38.3%
Grand Total 2.4% 7.1% 9.4% 17.6% 63.5%

 

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YLE Starters - Reading & Writing

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 14.3% 0.0% 28.6% 57.1%
Algeria 10.8% 24.3% 21.6% 10.8% 32.4%
Argentina 0.8% 4.3% 17.8% 35.7% 41.4%
Armenia 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 21.4% 64.3%
Austria 0.0% 14.3% 14.3% 57.1% 14.3%
Bahrain 12.0% 32.0% 8.0% 28.0% 20.0%
Bangladesh 0.0% 3.6% 13.6% 37.1% 45.7%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2.0% 17.6% 9.8% 31.4% 39.2%
Brazil 1.4% 7.7% 19.0% 31.1% 40.8%
Bulgaria 0.5% 3.1% 10.4% 24.0% 62.0%
Cambodia 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 31.3% 62.5%
Chile 3.0% 16.2% 20.1% 34.2% 26.5%
China 1.8% 7.1% 8.9% 37.5% 44.6%
Colombia 5.3% 20.8% 30.2% 26.5% 17.3%
Costa Rica 0.0% 3.9% 15.7% 37.3% 43.1%
Croatia 0.6% 1.8% 6.2% 36.5% 55.0%
Cyprus 0.2% 2.8% 11.9% 36.1% 49.0%
Czech Republic 1.6% 8.6% 17.4% 28.8% 43.6%
Ecuador 1.6% 5.9% 21.3% 39.9% 31.2%
Egypt 2.4% 10.1% 23.1% 22.5% 42.0%
France 1.8% 8.8% 24.7% 34.1% 30.7%
French Guiana 10.7% 21.4% 39.3% 25.0% 3.6%
Georgia 1.8% 3.6% 5.4% 30.4% 58.9%
Germany 0.8% 3.5% 18.6% 37.6% 39.5%
Greece 0.2% 2.3% 10.2% 27.9% 59.4%
Guatemala 6.8% 18.0% 34.8% 29.3% 11.1%
Hong Kong 6.2% 14.0% 20.6% 30.1% 29.1%
Hungary 0.0% 0.8% 7.0% 26.4% 65.9%
India 4.2% 10.4% 15.4% 28.3% 41.7%
Indonesia 2.2% 6.7% 17.2% 31.7% 42.2%
Iran 1.7% 6.3% 16.7% 35.4% 39.9%
Iraq 33.3% 11.1% 44.4% 11.1% 0.0%
Italy 0.9% 5.8% 17.2% 33.3% 42.8%
Japan 9.8% 29.3% 31.7% 22.0% 7.3%
Jordan 0.0% 16.7% 8.3% 25.0% 50.0%
Kazakhstan 0.0% 7.7% 23.1% 15.4% 53.8%
Korea (South), 4.4% 5.1% 14.4% 27.5% 48.5%
Kosovo 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 45.7% 51.4%
Kuwait 6.0% 9.6% 22.9% 32.5% 28.9%
Latvia 0.0% 6.3% 12.5% 53.1% 28.1%
Lebanon 0.6% 1.2% 6.4% 25.6% 66.3%
Libya 31.8% 22.7% 15.9% 18.2% 11.4%
Macao 1.8% 10.7% 24.3% 26.0% 37.3%
Macedonia 0.0% 5.2% 5.2% 13.8% 75.9%
Malaysia 1.1% 2.8% 9.0% 27.3% 59.8%
Maldives 0.4% 5.3% 12.2% 30.5% 51.5%
Mauritius 3.7% 4.6% 4.6% 21.3% 65.7%
Mexico 2.7% 9.4% 20.9% 32.7% 34.3%
Morocco 6.3% 9.4% 21.9% 28.1% 34.4%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.0% 0.9% 2.6% 15.6% 80.9%
Nepal 0.7% 4.0% 17.8% 41.4% 36.2%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 0.0% 71.4%
Paraguay 0.0% 0.0% 9.5% 23.8% 66.7%
Peru 0.7% 5.3% 19.1% 38.4% 36.4%
Philippines 0.0% 6.9% 10.3% 37.9% 44.8%
Poland 1.0% 5.1% 14.5% 32.9% 46.6%
Portugal 0.2% 3.2% 12.9% 33.8% 49.9%
Qatar 1.3% 5.2% 7.8% 37.7% 48.1%
Réunion 11.8% 38.2% 23.5% 11.8% 14.7%
Romania 0.2% 2.5% 7.7% 24.5% 65.2%
Russia 0.6% 5.0% 12.8% 32.3% 49.4%
Saudi Arabia 4.3% 25.3% 26.3% 21.3% 22.9%
Serbia 0.5% 4.2% 14.8% 33.3% 47.1%
Slovakia 0.0% 3.4% 11.4% 28.9% 56.4%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 27.8% 61.1%
Spain 0.5% 4.7% 17.6% 35.8% 41.4%
Sri Lanka 0.5% 5.1% 14.6% 30.6% 49.1%
Switzerland 0.4% 3.2% 18.3% 31.8% 46.3%
Taiwan 0.9% 4.8% 13.6% 30.4% 50.3%
Thailand 5.3% 16.8% 22.9% 27.8% 27.1%
Tunisia 1.2% 5.9% 14.1% 31.2% 47.6%
Turkey 1.0% 5.7% 17.2% 30.8% 45.3%
Ukraine 1.1% 7.6% 19.4% 34.7% 37.3%
United Arab Emirates 25.3% 27.5% 19.2% 14.3% 13.7%
United Kingdom 0.0% 40.0% 0.0% 40.0% 20.0%
Uruguay 2.0% 9.7% 22.1% 28.1% 38.1%
Venezuela 4.3% 47.8% 26.1% 21.7% 0.0%
Vietnam 2.9% 9.6% 20.3% 33.1% 34.1%
Grand Total 2.0% 7.5% 17.7% 32.1% 40.7%

 

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