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The examination journey: the important thing to examination educating success

The examination journey: the important thing to examination educating success


Everybody is aware of that exams are demanding for college students, however they are often demanding for lecturers too! There may be solely a lot class time to work with, so it may be troublesome to discover a steadiness between creating language expertise, engaged on examination approach and practising examination duties. Thankfully, there’s a resolution: the examination journey.

The examination journey is a manner of planning for examination preparation by taking a step again and starting to consider preparation from the very begin of your tutorial yr or course. For some lecturers, that’s not all the time attainable – in case your course has a rolling consumption then your state of affairs can be totally different – however in case you’re educating school-age college students it’s fairly doubtless that your course will start in September, and finish with the examination itself in June, for instance.

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The examination journey: the place to begin

Interested by your course and your classes from September to June lets you map out the whole examination journey, from the start to the tip. It allows you to set practical and achievable targets to your college students, in addition to determine areas that require extra consideration. With a transparent plan in place, you’ll be able to be certain that your college students get a balanced course that covers all the mandatory matters and gives ample alternative for revision and apply.

One of the simplest ways to interrupt issues down is by language talent (talking, listening, studying, writing), as this is similar manner that Cambridge English {Qualifications} are damaged down into papers. Engaged on particular person expertise means you can focus on serving to college students enhance their weakest areas, whereas guaranteeing that they take advantage of their strengths when examination day comes.

This would possibly imply, for instance, taking the person duties of the Talking paper and deciding what expertise and methods your college students might want to develop with the intention to do effectively within the examination. For example, your college students making ready for B2 First could need assistance with the ‘lengthy flip’ job, which entails talking for one minute, or they could want extra assist with the interactive components of the Talking paper. Particular person college students will all the time have particular person wants, however by planning forward it’s attainable to make sure that you’re catering for all college students because the course progresses.

Preparation supplies

After all, a good-quality coursebook could make that planning course of a lot simpler, and Full is a good instance of a ebook that helps you map out the examination journey.

In my webinar on 22 March, I’ll present you how one can make the examination journey give you the results you want, and we’ll take a more in-depth take a look at Studying and Writing papers particularly. Register for the webinar collection, ‘Unpacking the examination journey’, right here

Matthew Ellman is Skilled Studying and Improvement Supervisor at Cambridge, designing and delivering coaching for lecturers, establishments and ministries of schooling around the globe. He has labored as a trainer and trainer coach within the UK, Spain and Malaysia, and has delivered programs, workshops and talks in an additional 30 nations. Matthew’s analysis into trainer schooling gained the British Council’s MA Dissertation Award on the 2018 ELTons, and he’s the lead creator of From Instructor to Coach, printed by Cambridge in 2022.

For extra helpful data on making ready for Cambridge exams, go to the World of higher studying Examination Preparation pages.