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  • External Assessment
  • Year 10 or 11 Target Group
  • 24 Guided Learning Hours


The ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 5) promotes oracy and is designed to enhance learners’ presentational and communication skills. The target learner group is Year 10 and 11 students. The qualification is mapped to National Curriculum requirements in Spoken English at Key Stages 4 and the Spoken Language endorsement at GCSE. All assessment is external, in your school at a time to suit you.


ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 5) (Presentation-focused)

Research an issue which could affect your age group. Give a balanced presentation and explain your own views on the subject. The presentation should last around 5 minutes. You must include relevant visual or audio materials in your presentation.


Choose a poem, or an extract from a published novel, short story or play (not self-composition). Speak the piece from memory, after a 1 minute introduction providing the reasons for your choice and what makes it worth learning. The piece should last around 3 minutes.


Choose a recent or historical speech from real life. Briefly introduce its writer or the person who delivered it. Give its context and significance, and comment on its style and delivery (this should take at least half the time allocated for the task). Then read the speech, or an extract from it, for the group. The activity should last around 5 minutes.


Discuss and answer questions on the issues raised in your presentation. Contribute your ideas and opinions to develop others’ discussions, as well as answering questions from the examiner and members of the listening group following other sections.

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