The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching,
(CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference in
the different countries, that means that if you go, for instance, to
Ireland and you show that your level is B1, everyone will know what you
are talking about. At the Official School of Languages we also use this
document to assess the different levels, so please check the abovementioned links to find out if you really reach the level you are supposed
to by the end of the year, and be honest with you! Don´t think about if you haven´t passed the exams, but about how much you learned throughout the year. Sometimes you just need more time, so don´t worry too much and take it with a pinch of salt.
The document was
designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the
elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of
teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language
proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is now
available in 39 languages.