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This page is designed to help you plan your school year, and to provide you with all the support you need at the right time. you will find materials to help you train your teachers, explain our exams to students and parents, and promote, teach, and prepare Cambridge English Qualifications.

You can download a handy timeline of the school year as a reminder.


Cambridge English welcome message

Welcome message for new Preparation Centres from Fran Woodward, Cambridge English CEO.



Start of the year

It’s the start of the year, so now is the perfect time to tell parents about the benefits of Cambridge English Qualifications and for your teachers to discover all the amazing support on offer.

Teaching and preparing

Now parents and your teachers are aware of our exams, it’s time to start teaching and preparing your students for them. Our extensive range of resources helps parents and teachers support students in their learning – both inside and outside the classroom.

Final preparation

Your students are nearly ready to take their exam – it’s time to ensure that they’re fully prepared. Use all of these resources to help your students learn in the classroom, and at home. Sample papers, practice tests, Speaking test videos, assessment scales and Writing checklist.

Register for the exam

Now is the time to talk to parents about their child’s progress and if they’re ready to take the exam, as well as telling them about the registration process. You also have some videos that you can use to explain to students what it’s like on exam day, so they know what to expect.

Exam results

Results are in! This is an exciting but equally anxious time for your teachers, students and parents. Resources have been created specifically to help teachers understand results and present how they’re reported to students and parents in a clear and easy to understand way.

Celebrating success

What better way to recognise, celebrate and share the progress, hard work and success of your students than by holding a certificate ceremony? This is a great opportunity for you to share your students’ success with their parents and to publicly recognise your teachers’ efforts.

Information and news

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