Lots of curiosity about ordering exam essays/feedback from Cambridge for teacher use, so thank you for inspiring today’s post! Here’s the information I gathered to share with you, thanks to the help of a few of my favorite, super-AICE Coordinators (thanks, Amber and Kelly @ Jupiter High!). Feel free to pass this information along to your school’s AICE Coordinator.
It looks like you can order essays by accessing the CIE Website, then logging in to the CIE Direct tab in the top, right corner drop-down menu. ONLY Test Coordinators can log in and order materials here, though. Once logged in, Coordinators should go to SUPPORT MATERIALS, then RESULTS. They will need to fill out an interactive PDF form to tell them which essays they’d like returned with feedback.
The deadline for requesting such feedback from the May/June administration is SEPTEMBER 30th.
From what I understand, it can be pretty pricy to order these, so Coordinators will need to chat budget with administration. But they are really worth it! As English teachers, we know how valuable tailored feedback is in promoting improvement!
Perhaps we could COLLABORATE and share these materials with one another in a workshop or in an informal meeting? I’d be happy to throw it together, so just let me know what we can organize as a group. I’m also interested in piloting some kind of scoring system for us all to use to make the process similar across the board, and user-friendly for classroom essays! If any of this sounds interesting, ‘Talk to Me,’ by dropping a comment down below!
In the meantime, here’s some further information that may prove helpful in getting you and your Testing Coordinator pointed in the right direction for ordering:
How should I apply for an enquiry about results?
Enquiries about Examination Results Forms can be downloaded from the Support Materials section of CIE Direct. These forms should be completed and signed by the Head of Centre. The forms should be submitted to Cambridge from the school or, in the case of an Associate School, via the Cambridge Associate, within the stated deadlines below.
Schools are required to submit requests for enquiries about examination results by the following dates:
May/June – 30 September
October/November – 26 February
What fees apply to Enquiries About Results?
For details of the fees that apply to Enquiries About Results please refer to the Fees List in the messages section of your CIE Direct account.
How long does it take to process an Enquiry About Results?
We will deal with enquiries in the order in which we receive them. We cannot guarantee the date by which we will process enquiries, however, we will make every effort to communicate the outcome as quickly as possible, and whenever possible, within 30 days of receiving your enquiry.
It is essential that schools contact Cambridge if an acknowledgement letter is not received within two weeks of submitting the enquiry.