Test takers of the world’s most popular high-stakes language test, IELTS, will soon have access to a new feature to help them boost the score they need to achieve their global learning and career goals.
Resitting the test
Expected to be available in November at limited IDP IELTS centres in Australian capital cities, One Skill Retake will enable test takers to retake one section of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) English test if they did not achieve the score they aimed for the first time around.
Warwick Freeland, Managing Director – IELTS, IDP Education, said One Skill Retake has been introduced after listening to test taker feedback.
“With the right preparation and support, we know our test takers achieve their best score the first time around,” Mr Freeland said.
“However, we listened to our test takers and they told us they wanted the opportunity to retake one section of the test if they didn’t get the score they were aspiring for on test day,” he said.
“With One Skill Retake, test takers can get their study, migration or work applications plans back on track,” he said.
In its first launch phase, the test takers who choose a One Skill Retake will receive a second Test Report Form that can be used for migration and study purposes by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
Mr Freeland said One Skill Retake demonstrates IELTS’ commitment to helping customers achieve their best scores and to supporting organisations to attract the right candidates.
“When it is launched, organisations that accept the One Skill Retake will be able to offer their candidates the flexibility to achieve entry requirements without compromising on applicant quality,” Mr Freeland said.
“We are proud of this initiative that reinforces our commitment to helping test takers achieve their full potential,” he said.
One Skill Retake will be initially introduced in Australia in November. More information will be available in early November.
Get ready for your IELTS resit
Naturally, you may feel frustrated about not achieving your desired IELTS result and nervous about resitting the test. However, you can improve your IELTS score with hard work and dedication.
Before you resit the test, it is highly advisable to review strategies and tips to help you improve your English language skills.
We have some handy practice tests and materials covering Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing for you to prepare IELTS resit. We suggest you read up on how to prepare, as there may be missed steps.