Arrangements for 2016
Please check the general arrangements page for information that doesn’t change from year to year. The information below is just for 2016.
- Round 1 (February 1-5 2016)
- Round 2 (March 18-20 2016)
- International Linguistics Olympiad (July 24-30 2016)
- Archive of messages from UKLO to teachers
Dates for 2016
- Jan 25: deadline for notifying Advanced numbers
- Jan 28: test material released on the portal for all levels at round 1
- Feb 1-5: test week for round 1
- Feb 5 (end): deadline for scanning and uploading Advanced scripts and for posting them to your marker.
- Feb 6: solutions for non-Advanced problems released via the portal.
- Feb 22: results announced for the Advanced test.
- March 11: deadline for entering non-Advanced results in the portal.
- March 18-20: Round 2
- April 1: All-clear for publishing all the test material, solutions and marking schemes via the website and within schools.
Test material and certificate blanks: all the material you need for the test (apart from coloured pens – highly recommended!), including certificate templates, will be available for download at 5.00 pm on Thursday 28 January.
Date: February 1-5, 2016. You can arrange your competition at any time during this week, but you must make sure you have time:
- to scan the Advanced scripts in time to send them to us on the evening of Friday Feb 5.
- to print the test papers (at all levels) which will be available from the evening of Thursday Jan 28.
- Sending us your results for the Foundation and Intermediate tests that you marked: by 18 March.
You’re welcome to make whatever arrangements you like for the competition, including:
- allowing pupils to work in small teams.
- splitting a paper into separate problems to be tackled at different times, e.g. in timetabled classes.
- making up your own ad hoc paper by combining problems to taste, or even by just selecting one or two problems. (Our results-reporting system will allow you to enter results for individual problems, so it won’t worry if they don’t fit a standard paper.)
- please notify us of your numbers (not names) as instructed, so that we can assign you a marker. This form will remain open till 22 January, but no longer. Late entries will not be accepted.
- please arrange for your candidates to take the test under the conditions that you would provide for any public exam such as GCSE – i.e. a quiet room with an invigilator and no communication between candidates (or access to mobile phones!).
- please allow 2.5 hours for the test.
Further details. For further information about the arrangements for Round 1, see archived email messages.
Results of the Advanced competition:
- These were announced on February 22nd.
- National statistics for Round 1
- Maximum points and marks for Round 1 problems, plus the formula for converting actual points to marks:
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- National thresholds for Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates at all levels (e.g. at Advanced level any score of 74.7 or higher, but below 83.3, earns a Bronze); these thresholds are based on the total marks for each candidate calculated as a percentage of the maximum marks for the level concerned, so that the top 5% get Gold, the next 10% Silver and the next 20% Bronze.
Place: Mysore, India,
Date: July 24-30, 2016
- Sam Ahmed (Kings College School)
- Zeki Dolen (St Paul’s School)
- Liam McKnight (Magdalen College School)
- Michael Norman (Thomas Hardye School; can’t go to the IOL for family reasons)
- Isobel Voysey (Westminster School)
- Liam: Gold and one Best answer (for one of the individual problems)
- Sam: Gold
- Isobel: Bronze
- All (for the team competition): Bronze
Fantastic results! Well done everyone.
And the official website, with at least one nice picture of our team.