Year 11 GCSE English Language Speaking and Listening Assessments – be ready for 12th April!
GCSE English Language – Speaking and Listening Assessments 2018
YOU MUST BE READY BY THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2018.
YOU MUST ATTEND AT YOUR TIME.
YOU MUST BE ON TIME.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR NOTES ON THE DAY – YOU MUST DO IT REGARDLESS.
IT IS PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION
ASK IF UNSURE.
When are they?
You will need to be ready to complete your Speaking and Listening assessment at any time from THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2018.
Your specific date and time will be published on the exam board, given to your tutor and your English teacher on Monday 9th April.
If you are absent through illness, we will try to re-organise. If you forget we cannot guarantee another chance.
YOU MUST ATTEND AT YOUR TIME!
How is it organised?
Your English teacher will have spoken to you about the group you are in. There are 4-6 people in each group. You will present to the others and they will to you. Your group will have been allocated a specific date and time.
YOU MUST BE ON TIME!
What do you have to do?
You need to plan and deliver a speech which lasts a MINIMUM of 5 minutes. It needs to be on a relatively serious topic so you can show the maturity to your thinking and delivery. You only need notes – no powerpoints are allowed.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR NOTES ON THE DAY – YOU MUST DO IT REGARDLESS!
How are you marked?
The exam board want to see:
Intelligent, thoughtful ideas expressed with impressive vocabulary
Organised and structured presentations which try to engage the listener
Response to questions about the ideas presented
The marks are simple:
PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.
Pick a complex topic – with a question in the title. For example: Should Premier League footballers be paid such astronomical amounts? Do computer games cause violence? Why do women feel that they need to wear make-up?
Know what you want to do – are you persuading people or informing them or analysing something?
Use challenging and interesting vocabulary – use those persuasive techniques
Have an order to your speech so your argument progresses
Sound enthusiastic and passionate and look at and engage your audience – make sure you know your facts and offer opinions
Be prepared for questions – the more you know about your topic, the easier this will be
Use notes BUT don’t just read them!
Where can I find advice?
You can ask any English teacher, check your lesson notes or email Miss Eales – email@example.com