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Year 11 GCSE English Language Speaking and Listening Assessments – be ready for 12th April!

Year 11 GCSE English Language Speaking and Listening Assessments – be ready for 12th April!

GCSE English Language – Speaking and Listening Assessments 2018 

A Summary

  • 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
  • BE PREPARED.
  • 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
  • Purposeful presentations
  • Response to questions about the ideas presented

The marks are simple:

PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.

Final Hints

  • 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!

BE PREPARED!

Where can I find advice?

You can ask any English teacher, check your lesson notes or email Miss Eales – seales@wigstonmat.org

ASK IF UNSURE!

GOOD LUCK!