With an offline alternative, nothing will stop your students from taking part in The Big Challenge.
The same great contest, but on paper
We’re aware that some schools have been unable to take part in The Big Challenge because they don’t have enough computer equipment. To address this, in recent years, we have extended the contest dates allowing more students to compete over several sittings. This year we’re going even further: you don’t need a computer or an internet connection at all! Your students can take part in The Big Challenge on paper.
Choose the contest format that suits you
This year, we’re adding the option of printing the answer sheets. You can either project the questions or print them too. Naturally, you can still do the contest online. Select from one of the following ways to take part:
Online Students do the contest on computers or tablets, as in previous years
Project the questions From your teacher’s account, you can download the questions and project them onto a white board in class; print the answer sheets for your students to fill in by hand
Print the questions If you’re unable to project the questions, you can download and print both the questions and the answer sheets and have your students do the test on paper in class
Benefit from audio questions
No matter which contest format you choose, the listening part of the contest will still be available. Simply download the audio questions from your teacher’s account and play them in class during the test. Your students won’t miss out on this important skill being tested just because they don’t have a computer or tablet.
Return the answer sheets from your teacher’s account
The individual answer sheets are available to be printed from your Big Challenge teacher’s account and given out to each student. After the test, collect the answer sheets, scan them and upload them to your account. We’ll take care of the rest.
There’s nothing holding them back. This year, your students will be able to compete alongside all the others in their region and their country. What are you waiting for?
Yes, listening questions are accessible to all. Download the audio files from your teacher’s account ahead of time and play them during the test. This way, everyone can benefit - even if they don’t have a computer or a tablet.
The answer sheets can be downloaded from your teacher’s account, printed and distributed to your pupils. Once they’ve filled them in, you can scan them and upload the files to your teacher’s account. We’ll take care of the rest.
Register your students if possible before 30 January and no later than 20 February