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Episode 16

Jamie's taken his exam and is waiting for the results. Adam and Jo talk about the meaning of different exam results in the UK.

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Leave a comment below!

  • Exams or continuous assessment – which do you prefer?
  • Which do you think is better?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Taking an exam doesn't matter at all for me because I'm old enough (58). My interest is on Conan! I am a Japanese and yet I didn't know the cartoon Conan comes from Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes! What a shame! Thank you for telling me that information. But the cartoon Conan is for children and too childish for me to watch, I'm afraid...

continuous assessment is used to decide whether or not children have attained their reading targets,i think this is the best way to find out your level .

I am prefer a continuous assessment than exam
on exam its not going very well for me even if i have the knowledge to take the test,
and does not show my real knowledge on the specific area.
i mean i do prefer grade for all what i have done on the year.

i have got it now , does not matter

what is the meaning of assessment
on the film ?

Hi. It's my first comment. i'm 59 years old and I'm not student . But I remenber when I was student, I prefered continuous assessments because it forces me to work more regularly and I felt readier for the final exam.
Thanks Marie

I think continuous assessment is better than big final exam because it can reduce stress and we do not have cram for it.

Thank a lot .

I prefer continuous assessments because they permit to recuperate quickly my mistakes. Having a long term exam doesn't help. I am 65 years old and I do not have a strong memory, I forget easily the new achievements. A continuous assessment would come in handy to have a continuous language revision.


Hi everyone, what's the difference between "hand in" and "deliver"?