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  • External Assessment
  • Year 6 Target Group
  • 12 Guided Learning Hours


The ESB Level 1 Award in Speech (Grade 1) promotes oracy and is designed to develop learners’ presentational skills and build their confidence in self-expression. The target learner group is Year 6 pupils. The qualification is mapped to National Curriculum requirements in Spoken Language at Key Stages 1 and 2. All assessment is external, in your school at a time to suit you.


ESB Level 1 Award in Speech (Grade 1)

Present a topic of personal interest. The presentation should last around 4 minutes. Refer to research and use audio/visual material, with practical demonstration where appropriate. Cue cards and PowerPoint pictures may be used. Candidates might talk about: a hobby, outdoor pursuit or a sport they play or follow; a personal achievement - a qualification, badge or prize; a contemporary issue – for example: conservation, recycling or space exploration.


Introduce your choice of poetry or drama, explaining its appeal. Speak the piece from memory. The extract should last around 2 minutes.


Prepare 10-15 pages containing dialogue from a favourite book for the assessor to choose an extract to be read aloud. Introduce it, persuading listeners to read it. The extract should last around 2 minutes.


Answer questions after any of your sections. Listen responsively and contribute your thoughts to the discussion when you can.

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