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Fundamentals

  • External Assessment
  • Year 8 Target Groups
  • 18 Guided Learning Hours

Overview

ESB’s Senior Assessments are designed to develop Spoken Language skills. Senior One is designed for Year 8 candidates. Tasks are targeted to the National Curriculum. Our assessment style is unique with students working with a supportive peer group; all assessment is external, in your school at a time to suit you.

Syllabus

ESB Level 1 Award in Graded Examinations in Speech: Senior 1 (Grade 3)

Deliver a well-structured talk on any topic, with evidence of personal research/ enquiry. The talk should last around 4 minutes. Include opinions and advice, using visual aids. Candidates might talk about: An Historical Event; Crystals; The Work of Salvador Dali; A Music Festival. Practise working in small groups. If candidates work in groups of 6, they can discuss and help each other. Brief, key word notes and/or PowerPoint pictures may be used – guidance should be given on this, and the examiner may ask to see any cue cards.

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Tell listeners what determined your choice, or explain the context, then speak from memory a chosen piece of poetry, drama or prose. The extract should last around 2 minutes. 

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Introduce your chosen book, setting the prepared passage of 12-15 pages in context, then read an examiner selected extract. The extract should last around 2 minutes.

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Listen actively, respond to questions on your own sections and contribute positively to group discussions.

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