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  • Administering Cambridge exams

    Sarah Prior,

    Communications Manager,

    Exams Officers

    Amy Cook,

    Training Support Coordinator,

    Exams Officers

    January 2017

  • Agenda

    Welcome Icebreaker

    About Cambridge

    Phase 2: Entries

    Close Phase 3: Teacher

    assessment

    Networking Create an exam timetable activity

  • About Cambridge

  • Icebreaker

  • Phase 2: Entries

  • June 2017 entry deadlines

    Actions Date

    Start making entries Mid November 2016

    Entries deadline and application

    deadline for candidates requiring

    access arrangements

    21 January 2017

    Entries deadline and application

    deadline for candidates requiring

    modified papers

    21 January 2017

    Final entry deadline 21 February 2017

  • June 2017 entry deadlines

    Actions Date

    Late entry period 22 February 17 April 2017

    Late entry deadline 17 April 2017

    Very late entry period 18 April onwards

  • Making Entries

  • Creating a Cambridge exams timetable - activity

  • Creating a Cambridge exams timetable - feedback

    1. What are the syllabus names and component numbers your

    candidates will take? Where did you find the information?

    Answer:

    a) syllabus code: 0460 option code: BY = IGCSE Geography

    (components 12, 22, 42)

    b) syllabus code: 0522 option code: CX = IGCSE First Language

    English (components 1, 3, 85)

    c) syllabus code: 0654 option code: FX = IGCSE Co-ordinated

    Sciences (components 11, 31, 51)

    Resource: Cambridge Guide to Making Entries UK.

  • Creating a Cambridge exams timetable feedback

    Date Session Duration Subject Code

    Tuesday 2 May AM 1h 45 Geography 0460/12

    Friday 5 May PM 1h 45 English 0522/01

    Wednesday 10 May AM 1hr30 Geography 0460/22

    Wednesday 10 May PM 2h English 0522/03

    Thursday 11 May PM 45m

    Coordinated Science 0654/11

    Thursday 11 May PM 2h

    Coordinated Science 0654/51

    Wednesday 24 May PM 2h

    Coordinated Science 0654/31

    Thursday 6 June AM 1h 30 Geography 0460/42

    2. What are the time, dates and sessions of these exams? Where did you find

    the information?

  • Creating a Cambridge exams timetable feedback

    3. When are the Key Times for the June 2017 series? Where did you

    find the information?

    Answer: Morning session is 10am

    Afternoon session is 2pmResource: www.cie.org.uk/keytimes

    4. What time do the exams need to start?

    Answer: The exam must start in the session that it is timetabled to be in

    (morning or afternoon), and take the Key Time into account.

    5. Will you need to organise a period of Full Centre Supervision?

    Where did you find the information?

    Answer: You must make sure that all candidates taking timetabled exams

    must be either in the exam or under Full Centre Supervision at the Key

    Time. On Thursday 11 May you could choose to organise a period of Full

    Centre Supervision.

    http://www.cie.org.uk/keytimes

  • Creating a Cambridge exams timetable feedback

    Date Session Length Subject Code

    Tuesday 2 May AM 1h 45 Geography 0460/12

    Friday 5 May PM 1h 45 English 0522/01

    Wednesday 10 May AM 1hr30 Geography 0460/22

    Wednesday 10 May PM 2h English 0522/03

    Thursday 11 May PM 45m

    Coordinated Science 0654/11

    Thursday 11 May PM 2h

    Coordinated Science 0654/51

    Wednesday 24 May PM 2h

    Coordinated Science 0654/31

    Thursday 6 June AM 1h 30 Geography 0460/42

    5. Will you need to organise a period of Full Centre Supervision?

  • Creating a Cambridge exams timetable feedback

    6. Where would you find the information that tells you what the Full

    Centre Supervision regulations are?

    Answer: page 92 of the Cambridge Handbook section 4.6.2.

    7. How many invigilators will you need?

    Answer: Using the ratio of 1 invigilator to every 30 candidates, there should

    be 7 invigilators in each exam.

    Resource: section 4.6 of the Cambridge Handbook

  • Phase 3: Teacher assessment

  • Samples database

  • Submitting your marks

    We must receive marks for all your candidates before the deadline. Submit your marks through:

    CIE Direct

    the A2C Migration Application.

    Important:

    If more than one teacher is involved in the assessment, their marks must be standardised within your Centre before you

    submit them.

    The marks you submit must match the marks entered on the forms you send with the samples.

  • Sending your samples

    Your samples must reach us no later than the deadline. The despatch must include:

    the sample as specified in the samples database

    a copy of your internal marks report from CIE Direct or your MIS package

    the forms specified in the samples database.

    Make sure you put the correct labels on

    your sample despatch

  • Further guidance on submitting marks and

    samples

    Guide to administering Cambridge IGCSE First Language English

    0500/0522/0627

    Includes all the information you need to submit your marks and send us your

    samples correctly

    Updated before each exam series

    June 2017 guide will be shared in the February edition of the exams officer

    newsletter.

  • Upcoming deadlines for the June 2017 series

    21 January: application deadline for modified papers and access arrangements. Before

    applying for modified papers, you must have

    submitted final entries for the candidates

    involved.

    21 February: final entries deadline

    17 April: late entries deadline

    27 April: date by which we must receive your internally assessed marks for Cambridge

    IGCSE First Language English

    30 April: date by which we must receive your internally assessed samples for Cambridge

    IGCSE First Language English

    30 April: deadline for forecast grades

  • Networking

  • Networking - answers

    1. How many phases in the Cambridge Exams Cycle?

    6

    2. How far apart do desks have to be in an exam room?

    1.25m

    3. Whats the name of our secure website where you can make entries

    and submit internally assessed marks?

    CIE Direct

    4. What is the ratio of invigilators to candidates that we specify for written

    exams?

    1 to 30 candidates

  • Networking - answers

    5. What is the deadline for making entries for June 2017?

    21 February 2017

    6. What is the deadline for submitting internally assessed samples for

    Cambridge IGCSE First Language English for June 2017?

    30 April 2017

    7. Why are some of our regulations different to other UK boards?

    Because we are an international organisation and not a member of

    JCQ

  • Networking - answers

    8. What are the syllabus codes for Cambridge IGCSE First language

    English?

    0522 / 0500 / 0627

    9. What is the morning session Key Time for the UK for the June 2017

    series?

    10am GMT

    10. Where would you find information on our regulations and procedures?

    The Cambridge Handbook and www.cie.org.uk/examsofficers

    http://www.cie.org.uk/examsofficers

  • Learn more!

    Getting in touch with Cambridge is easy

    Email us at

    info@cie.org.uk

    or telephone

    +44 (0) 1223 553554

    www.cie.org.uk

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