Submitting coursework and speaking tests
You need to submit samples of your candidates’ coursework and speaking tests so that we can moderate your marks. Moderation ensures that candidates across all our centres have been assessed against the same standards.
For examined coursework, instead of submitting samples you submit the work of all your candidates to us.
For specific syllabuses and components, centres need to submit samples digitally. If you are submitting samples on CD, DVD or USB stick, read our guidance (PDF, 52KB) on how to do this.
If you cannot use the same examiner for all of your internally assessed speaking tests, read our guidance (PDF, 227KB).
The samples database explains everything you need to know about administering coursework, speaking test and examined coursework components.
Use the database to find out:
- When and how to submit your marks for moderated coursework and non-coursework tests
- When and how to submit your candidates’ work
- Which forms to complete and return with your candidates’ work.
For moderated coursework and non-coursework tests you need to submit the marks and a sample of your candidates’ work to us for external moderation. For examined coursework, you need to submit the work of all of your candidates to us.
There is more information about coursework and non-coursework tests in section 3 of the Cambridge Handbook.
If you work in a UK centre, for some coursework components, we choose the candidates whose work you need to include in your sample. We add the list of candidates to the ‘My Messages’ section of Cambridge International Direct approximately two working days after we have received your internally assessed marks.
Use the Cambridge samples database