Two men look at a number one the floor. The man on the left says "6" as this is what it looks like to him. The man on the right says "9" as this is wha the same number looks like to him. This picture signifies how different examiners can give different scores in the IELTS speaking and writing exam., and will help students understand if they should got for an IELTS re-mark

Every candidate has the chance to apply for an IELTS re-mark if they feel that their scores do not reflect their true exam performance. However, NOT every candidate who doesn’t get the band scores they need should do this! There are many factors that you should take into account before deciding on applying for an enquiry into your results – and a couple might surprise you! So, in today’s blog, we are going to look at the SEVEN QUESTIONS that any student considering a re-mark should ask themselves (and answer honestly!) before spending money on one. But, before we get into those, let’s start by looking at some…

Many students who are just starting their IELTS journey ask the question: Which is better – IDP or the British Council?  And, I understand why, I mean, it’s logical – there has to be SOME difference between them, right? There can’t be two organisations offering exactly the same service to people, can there? Well, yes, there can! 😲

Different shades of blue fan from the the left of the screen to the right to mimic winds in the sky. The picture symbolises the need to stay calm in the IELTS exam

We all know the IELTS exam is a high-stakes exam: it’s often the only barrier that stands between a student and their new life. Test-takers spend a lot of time and effort preparing for the exam and, as a result, exam day can feel very high-pressure. Plus, IELTS is expensive! Nobody wants to pay those fees more than once! But, one of the most important things you can do on exam day is to TRY TO STAY CALM🧘‍♀️.