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Noticeboard for 2023

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Table of Contents:

Round 1 – Dates and Times , Errors and Correction

Round 2

Training Camps


Round 1 2023

Dates and Times

For Teachers


  • Mon Jan 30, 2023: end of period for notifying Advanced numbers.
  • Thurs Feb 2: test material released on the portal for all levels (see below).
  • Feb 6-10: test week for round 1
  • Fri Feb 10 (end): deadline for scanning and uploading Advanced scripts.
  • Sat Feb 11: solutions for non-Advanced problems released via the portal.
  • Mon Feb 27: results announced for the Advanced competition.
  • March 13: deadline for entering non-Advanced results in the portal. Soon after that we’ll fix the national thresholds to tell you that you can download your certificates.
  • March 31: All-clear for releasing publicly all the test material, for all levels including Advanced, and including solutions and marking schemes.

For Markers


  • Mon Jan 30, 2023: final day for notifying us of your marker capacity.
  • Jan 31 – Feb 3: week for allocation of schools to markers. During this week your page on the portal will show the contact details and script numbers of your school(s).
  • Feb 6-10: test week, so all Advanced scripts should have been scanned and uploaded (with lists of names) by the end of Friday 10th.
  • Feb 11: The portal will allow you to download:
    • the scripts for you to mark (provided they have been uploaded by your assigned teachers)
    • complete problem data including the solutions and marking scheme, as well as the data and a commentary.
  • Feb 11-20: Marking takes place.
  • Monday 20th February: Deadline for uploading points to the portal.
  • Monday 27 February: Advanced results announced
    • If you have been sent paper scripts with a stamped addressed envelope, please keep them with you till this day in case we need to include them in our shortlist; but on this day you can return them to the school.

Errors/Corrections or General Comments

For Teachers

For Markers

  • Sun 12 Feb 14:20: Problem 9. Le disappears whenever the noun phrase is the argument of k’o / maj.
  • Sun 12 Feb 23:16: Problem 10: we shouldn’t accept dark red for Q10.3 tšutšoqo – the key is noticing that the sound changes make a colour paler. Note as well that tsutsoqo means red (technically describes things that are red)

University of Sussex ( Thank you for organising!)

Milly Sandy

Lailani Aitken

Mae Denman

Becky Hunt

Round 2 2023


  • The test papers were sent out on Monday. If you didn’t receive them, please check your spam box. Failing that, write to Dick ( who will send the paper to you.

For comments and corrections arising during the test day. If you have an issue that isn’t yet mentioned on this noticeboard, please email Dick on Weds before 1.00 pm or Eva (who’s in the USA) after 1.00 pm.


This year, as last year, Round 2 will be held in schools, with the usual invigilation by a teacher, and it will be open to anyone who wins a Gold certificate in the Advanced competition at Round 1.


  • Wednesday March 22 2023.
  • The competition lasts for three and a half hours, so it needs an uninterrupted period of 210 minutes. To ensure security, we have designated 2.00 pm as the anchor time. Ideally, the competition time should include the anchor time, but if this is not possible, competitors should be supervised between the competition time and the anchor time.


As in previous years, the Round 2 competition will help select the UK squad for the International Linguistics Olympiad. This year it will select the best 8 competitors, of whom 4 will be in the squad.


  • The test is an invigilated individual test like the Round 1 Advanced competition.
  • It will consist of five problems in PDF format which can be printed out, scanned and returned to the teacher, who will then pass it on to UKLO for marking.

Training Camps

This year the training camps will be in the University of Edinburgh from Thursday 27th April to Sunday 30th.

The following students were selected into the training camps for 2023, a big congratulations to all who made it this far!

Aanya GoyalAlleyn’s School
Alison Craig-GreeneKing Edward VI Grammar School, Essex
Daniel TitmasReading School
Eleanor BorrelThe London Oratory School
Raka ChattopadhyayThe Queen’s School
George ZhouWestminster School
Brendan BethlehemWestminster School
William ThomsonWinchester College


From the training camps, the following students were selected to compete in IOL for 2023. See IOL results from UKLO in previous years. Congratulations to all!

Alison Craig-GreeneKing Edward VI Grammar School, Essex
Daniel TitmasReading School
Eleanor BorrelThe London Oratory School
William ThomsonWinchester College