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  • External Assessment
  • Year 9 or 10 Target Group
  • 24 Guided Learning Hours


The ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 4) promotes oracy and is designed to enhance learners’ presentational and communication skills. The target learner group is Year 9 and 10 students. The qualification is mapped to National Curriculum requirements in Spoken English at Key Stages 3 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 4)

Give an informative talk on a famous or interesting person. The talk should last around 4 minutes. Give researched details of their achievements and importance. Incorporate visual aids. Candidates might talk about: a national sports person; an explorer; an entertainer; a personal role model. Brief, key word notes may be used - guidance should be given on this, and the examiner may ask to see these.


Explain the particular qualities of a chosen piece of poetry, prose or drama on the theme of a place or person and speak it imaginatively from memory. The extract should last around 2 minutes.


Read a prepared extract with dialogue and comment on the characters speaking and their place in the plot. The extract should last around 3 minutes.


Answer questions on your own sections; listen and contribute to discussions with more extended input, including questions, facts and opinions.

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