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  • External Assessment
  • Year 12 Target Group
  • 30 Guided Learning Hours


ESB Senior Proficiency is targeted at Year 12 candidates. The qualification carries UCAS tariff points and is designed to be a bridge from post-GCSE to A-Level. 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.


ESB Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examination in Speech: Senior Proficiency (Grade 6)

Choose and research a piece of equipment or IT application, and explain how it works and its effect on society. The presentation should last around 5 minutes. You must include relevant audio/visual materials in your presentation.


Present a poem, prose extract or scene from a play, drawn from world literature. Your extract may be read or spoken from memory. Introduce your piece with information about the writer and comment on the use of language and the context of the work. The extract should last around 3 minutes.


Choose and describe a film, live theatrical production, television or radio programme or piece of software. Give a critical review, to highlight its merits and weaknesses, and assess its personal impact for you. The review should last around 3 minutes.


Questions and discussion will take place at any time. You should also be prepared to contribute your ideas and opinions to develop others’ discussions.

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