Students can take part in the same contest in two different ways: On paper or online.
Taking the test Online
The contest can be taken very easily online. All you need is an internet connection. Students can take the test on a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. You can organise as many sessions as you like over the contest period so all the students can take part.
You’ll find the link to the contest and the access code for your school in your teacher account. All the students at your school have the same access code to make it easier for you.
Students’ answers are recorded automatically, and we take care of the assessment – you don’t have to do anything else.
You’ll be able to see your students’ results the day after they take the test in your teacher account.
The online format is very easy to use and perfectly intuitive, even for primary school students. Check out the demo here.
Taking the test on Paper
As with the Online contest, you’ll find all the elements in your teacher account:
The contest papers
The Audio files
The Answer sheets for students
The papers can be printed so that each student has a copy, or projected on the wall with a projector.
The audio files are needed for the listening comprehension questions. You can have your students listen to them directly from the teacher account, or download them beforehand.
The answer sheets need to be printed for each student. After the test you can just upload them to your teacher account. We’ll take care of the rest.
Yes, you can choose to take the test either on paper or online.
The test papers, audio files, and answer sheets can be accessed through your teacher account and printed for students to take the test on paper. Alternatively, you can take the test online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. The link to the online test and the access code for your school can also be found in your teacher account.
It is up to you to decide which format is best for you and your students.
No, it is not necessary to tell us which format you choose for the test. Everything will be made available in your teacher account to allow you to take the test in either online or paper format. You are free to have some of your students take one format and others the other.
To give as much flexibility as possible, we have opened the competition for several weeks so that you can decide for yourself when to hold the competition.
Especially if the classes should be divided into smaller groups, you can plan as many rounds as you like. Our recommendation here is that you at least let the students from one level participate together or one after the other.
Within the contest period, you can determine the time frame completely independently. You do NOT have to inform us about it and it does not have to be activated separately anywhere.
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 an advantage in the end.
Students who answer randomly will have a final score close to zero. With one chance out of four of choosing the correct answer (and thus earning 5 points) and the risk of losing a quarter of the question’s value (1.25 points) with an incorrect answer, statistically they will end up with zero. On the contrary, a student who isn’t sure of the correct answer, but thinks carefully and is able to eliminate two answers out of the four, will have a distinct advantage.
Taking the time to think carefully before making a choice is clearly the best way to succeed. Of course, that is what we hope to teach our students in general: to think carefully before giving an answer!
You can find all the information about the grading process in our contest rules 'The Day of the contest' > 'Scores'.