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


The ESB Level 3 Certificate in Speech (Grade 6) promotes oracy and is designed to refine learners’ presentational and communication skills at a mature level. The target learner group is Year 12 students. All assessment is external, in your school at a time to suit you.


ESB Level 3 Certificate in Speech (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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