Computer-based CAMBRIDGE University Exams for all levels
Once again, the Bourtsoukli Foreign Languages Center is leading the way through organising the first computer-based Cambridge exams in the prefecture of Arcadia. Our school, for those who do not know it, is an official Cambridge test centre through QLS.
Cambridge’s “Computer-Based Exams” are internationally recognised and follow the same strict quality standards for which we know that this particular university is renowned. Our school’s computer room follows strict standards and computers are state-of-the-art, while exam-responsible administrators take part in training sessions. Cambridge’s special software controls the ability of computers to “run” the exam applications and gives the green light if they all match the standards that the university has set.
Students taking the exam have the potential to get in touch with something groundbreaking, as computer examinations are done on specific dates, all over the world at the same time, in exactly the same way. It is no coincidence that the Cambridge motto for these examinations is:
Cambridge English computer-based exam:
The same exam – the same Cambridge certificate
They offer multiple benefits:
- Faster access to results with scores available only three weeks after the exam.
- The ease of exams in understanding and timing and online help, allowing for better use of student performance in the exam.
- The student can process the answers on screen during the examination and at any time.
- Using headphones for the auditory part of the exam means that each student can adjust the intensity according to his / her own needs.
Students see the importance of new technologies and their practical use in education, parents understand that new technologies and the Internet are as important and equally widespread in all internationally acclaimed universities and, most importantly, the preparation of students From an early age for the future. It is no coincidence that most Publishing Houses also include in electronic-interactive form the books that pupils acquire for foreign languages.
Children from the early years of their lives come into contact with computers, tablets and smartphones and in this way are atypically familiar with all the technologies of the future. Add here that Cambridge University’s computer-based examinations also have an app for Apple’s iPad, while Young Learners Exams are run through Android-powered mini computers.
As we see, the future is here. The sooner we understand that, both parents and teachers along, the easier it will be to integrate this new reality into our children’s daily routine!