Netherlands

Some of my students were absent the day of the contest. Can we get a refund?

Starting in February, we begin pre-ordering the prizes and we confirm our orders as soon as registration is over in March. That is why, from March on, we simply cannot make any refunds. However, even if students are absent the day of the contest, the school will still receive prizes for the total number of…

What should students do if they don’t know the answer to a question?

If students can eliminate one or two answers, and are hesitating about the remaining two answers, it would be better to make an educated guess. If they have really no idea which of the four answers is correct, then it’s better not to answer at all. If students apply this method, it will give them…

What personal information do students need to provide?

Just before the test begins, students must open the contest web page and select their school’s region, city and name. They must then enter their school’s Big Challenge code which will have been given to the Coordinator a few days earlier. This will give them access to a page where they must then enter their…

How do students take the test?

The test is taken online on a computer or tablet which must be connected to the internet for the duration of the test. It is comprised of 45 multiple-choice questions. For each question, there are four answers proposed. Contestants must select the one and only possible answer. The 45 questions, testing oral and written comprehension,…

What happens the day of the contest?

Students are given a 45-minute session to complete the contest. This session may be scheduled at any time during the day to accommodate teachers’ and school schedules, preferably in the morning. To facilitate organisation, and to adapt to schools’ capacities in terms of computer equipment, several sessions may be scheduled the day of the contest:…