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Tributes to Joan Blackham

One of English Speaking Board’s longest-standing assessors Joan Blackham has sadly passed away. Away from ESB, Joan was an experienced character actress working in film, television and theatre alongside household names like John Thaw, Patricia Hodge, Jemma Redgrave and Kenneth Williams. She starred in the original West End production of Calendar Girls and as Eleanor…

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ESB learners reaching their goals

With Covid-19 still bringing many things to a standstill, we are excited to report that ESB International is open for business! Ofqual’s Extraordinary Regulatory Framework is enabling many of our centres to either see through their assessments in a new socially distancing format using technology or have their results calculated. Taking the Calculated Results route…

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Centre update 7: guidance for calculating results during COVID-19 pandemic – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) qualifications

[Download this document here for offline viewing]. This guidance relates to the following qualifications: ESB Entry Level Award in Communicating with Art/ Drama/ Music/ Others (Entry 1) ESB Entry Level Award in Developing Independent Communication Skills (Entry 1) ESB Entry Level Award in Developing Oral Interview Skills (Entry 2) ESB Entry Level Award in First…

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