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    Cambridge English: Young Learners 2014EXAM DAY BOOKLET

    This booklet contains regulations and instructions for the exam day planning and conduct of paper-based Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams:

    Cambridge English: StartersCambridge English: MoversCambridge English: Flyers

    To save space, they are referred to throughout this document by their abbreviations.

    Throughout this booklet, You means the centre and/or the Centre Exams Manager (CEM) on behalf of the centre or any supervisor or invigilator who needs to carry out these tasks. As required in your Centre Agreement, you are responsible for ensuring these and any other instructions from Cambridge English Language Assessment are followed.You must have a copy of this booklet in each exam room and in the waiting room of the Speaking test venue.

    KeyAlthough you need to follow all the instructions in this booklet, you need to pay extra attention to some items. To help you, we have marked these sections with the following symbols:

    where you see a new symbol, this highlights something that has changed since the last edition of this Exam Day Booklet

    the regulations with this symbol show that failure to follow them will result in a low rating at an inspection. If you would like to see all items checked during inspections, see the self-assessment checklists on the support website

    submit a form within 1 week of the exam day

    ContentsTimings and sequence of exams page 1 Concluding each test page 7Setting up page 2 Speaking test page 7Starting each test page 3 Packing instructions page 11During each test page 4

    Timings and sequence of exams You must always run the Listening paper before the Reading & Writing paper. There is no exception to this exam sequence.

    You must not run any papers back-to-back. All candidates must sit the exam simultaneously. All the papers can be taken on the same day, or over a period of up to 5 days. If the papers are taken on the same day, you must give candidates a break of at least 10 minutes between them. Candidates can only take each paper once in a session. This applies to every component.

    Listening paper Reading & Writing paperStarters About 20 minutes Starters 20 minutesMovers About 25 minutes Movers 30 minutesFlyers About 25 minutes Flyers 40 minutes




    Setting upExam materials checklist

    The CEM has checked the exam materials. Make sure you have everything you need to run your exam today Check that CDs run on the equipment in the exam room. Do not open the question paper packs before the exam.

    Paper Provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment

    Provided by you (the centre) Provided by candidates

    Listening test One CD per 30 candidates at each venue along with the appropriate question papers. Check that the reference number on the question paper matches the reference number on the test CD

    Spare coloured pencils Pens and pencilsCD player

    Pens or soft pencils (B or HB), erasers, coloured pencils (black, blue, brown, green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow)

    Reading & Writing test

    Question papers Pens and pencils Pens or soft pencils (B or HB), erasers

    Speaking test Speaking test packs for Speaking Examiners

    Speaking Examiner mark sheets printed from YLE Entries System

    No materials required

    A candidate must take all three components in order to get an Award. Candidates who fail to attend part or all of the test will not receive an Award and should be marked absent.

    The only exception to this would be if a project had been set up by prior agreement with Cambridge English Language Assessment.

    Exam rooms You must:

    Have at least one invigilator per 25 candidates in each exam room. Ensure that if there is only one invigilator, they must not be related to the candidates or have been their teacher, and you must ensure they have a way of summoning assistance.

    Use direction signs or a suitable alternative to help candidates find the exam room.

    Display the current YLE Notice to candidates inside the exam room. Remove or cover all helpful material, such as posters or notices in English, from the exam room (except for safety notices).

    Ensure there is an accurate method of timing available to all candidates, for example by having a clock at the front of the room.

    Write the centre number, the name of the exam, and the paper/component on a board or flipchart.

    Seating arrangements Candidates must sit at a desk or table. Do not use chairs with side flaps unless the side flaps allow candidates to work with question papers and answer sheets side by side.

    Ensure that desks are at least 1.25m apart (from the middle of the desk in all directions). Desks can be in any formation, including round tables, as long as there is still a minimum distance of 1.25m in all directions.

    Desks can be shared, as long as candidates are at least 1.25m apart. Desks must be positioned so that the invigilator(s) are able to patrol the room. Your CEM will have given you desk labels with candidate numbers. Display these on each desk. Candidate numbers must be clearly visible to invigilators from a distance.

    Authorised/unauthorised itemsYou must provide an area away from the desks where candidates can store personal items during the exams (preferably outside the exam room). No smoking, eating or drinking is allowed in the exam room (except for water in a plastic bottle).

    Make sure all unauthorised items are removed from desks before starting a paper.

    YLE candidates do not need to bring ID.

    Centre no: GB599

    YLE Movers Reading & Writing



    Your centres proceduresThere are instructions in the Incidents section of this booklet. In addition, talk to your CEM to confirm your centres procedures for admitting late candidates, what to do if a candidate is ill during the exam, or cheats, or if there is an emergency.

    Starting each testOnly candidates, supervisors, invigilators and Inspectors are allowed in the exam room. You must not allow anyone else into the exam room. Inspectors will always provide proof of identity.

    You can translate instructions into the local language as long as all points are covered and all candidates understand them.

    Before each paper: Ensure that the mobile phones of all staff are switched off. Show candidates to their desk with their candidate number. Tell them to switch off their mobile phones, including any alarms. The vibrate or silent mode is not acceptable as it could interfere with Listening test equipment.

    Tell them to switch off any other electronic items, including alarms on their watches. Tell them to put mobile phones and other unauthorised items in an area away from their desks. Check that they have the necessary pens or pencils.

    Just before the test begins, go through the following points with the candidates.Tell candidates:

    They are now under exam conditions. The use of any unauthorised electronic items or mobile phones ringing will be treated as malpractice. They must not keep or use unauthorised items. They must not talk or copy anything. If they do, they may be disqualified.

    Anyone who does not follow instructions may be disqualified.

    Distributing question papers: Tell candidates not to open the question papers yet. Open the question paper packets in front of the candidates and distribute them. Point out any important information about the paper (e.g. any errata).

    ListeningTell candidates:

    Which paper they are taking, how long it will take, and how many questions there are (you can see this information on the front of the question paper).

    They will hear each part twice. They must write all their answers on the question papers (there are no separate answer sheets).

    Reading & WritingTell candidates:

    Which paper they are taking, how long it will take, and how many questions there are (you can see this information on the front of the question paper).

    They must write all their answers on the question papers (there are no separate answer sheets).

    Examples of unauthorised items that must not be at the candidates desks:

    Mobile phones, cameras or any other electronic items, dictionaries, notes, correction fluid/tape, etc., erasable pens, paper, bags, handbags, luggage.

    Authorised items that candidates can have at their desk during the exam:

    Pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, small pencil cases, water in a plastic bottle, medicine, tissues and statement of entry.

    No other items are allowed at candidate desks.

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    Help candidates to fill in the information on the front of the paper. Tell them that you cannot help them with test content in any way. Ask them if they have any questions. Tell them they can open their question paper and begin. Check the time on the clock. Write the exact start and finish times on the board.

    During each testYou must invigilate the exam and ensure that there is no malpractice.

    Invigilating the Listening test Once the Listening test has started, you must not interrupt it except in an emergency.

    You must not allow anybody to enter or leave the room during the Listening test.

    During the Listening test, you must have a good view of all candidates.

    Look out for candidates: using cameras, including pen cameras, or electronic items

    behaving suspiciously, such as reading h