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Today’s update shares more information about our June 2021 exam series, including our timetable and our approach to supporting schools.
We also bring you the link to last week’s webinar on the Great Teaching Toolkit with Professor Rob Coe.
We are very grateful to you for working patiently with us through this challenging period. We encourage you to keep in touch with us if you have questions or would like advice.
We have now published our exam timetable for June 2021. Most of our schools tell us they want to hold exams during the same period as previous years. We work in over 160 countries. If we move the timetable for one country, students in other countries would be disadvantaged – they would miss university admissions deadlines, or take exams long after the school year has ended. The June 2021 exam series timetable is therefore in line with previous years.
Schools in different countries face different challenges. Some have reopened and are now teaching full timetables with no disruption. Others are open but face the disruption of new restrictions and possibly reduced teaching and learning. Other schools have been closed for some time and will remain closed for some time to come, with significant loss of teaching and learning.
We have already published a range of adaptations for March and June 2021 exams to support schools and students.
We are looking urgently at what more support we can give schools who have lost valuable teaching time as a result of the pandemic, and we will provide more information in early December.
On 28 October we hosted two webinars for teachers, led by Prof. Rob Coe of Evidence Based Education. We had over 600 people attending in total. If you are interested in watching the webinar, there is a recording here. The presentation slides are here.
You can find out more about the Great Teaching Toolkit - evidence review, sponsored by Cambridge International.
We recently hosted two live webinars for schools on the topic of ‘supporting students with their mental health and wellbeing in a time of uncertainty’. The webinars were hosted by Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning at Cambridge International and Jo Morton-Brown, who has also written a post on the Cambridge International blog on the same topic.
The webinars attracted more than 600 participants from about 50 countries, and can be viewed here.
Whether your school is closed or you have returned to your classroom, the Cambridge family has a wide range of resources to support you at this time. We have tools to support remote teaching and learning, online training, as well as resources to help you identify your learners’ progress and address gaps in their knowledge. Our webinars cover a variety of topics including mindfulness and wellbeing and we have guides to help you maximise your impact in a variety of teaching environments.
Learn more here.
You can find all our advice on our website
If you have any questions, you can review our frequently asked questions, or contact us via our Help website.
We wish everyone in the Cambridge International community well at this time.