Non-exam assessment guide: Spoken language endorsement
From first teaching in September 2015, GCSE English Language will have an endorsed component covering Spoken Language. This endorsement will be reported as a separate grade (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Not Classified) and will not contribute to the result of the GCSE English Language qualification.
There’s help in the links below, or you can talk to the GCSE English subject team on 0161 953 7504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spoken Language endorsement for GCSE English Language. This outline is from all the awarding bodies.
- Inter-board standardising videos. These are located in our secure key materials area. They have been produced by all the awarding bodies working together. It's very important that you view the standardising material and commentaries before embarking on the assessments. Six videos are available now and a further six will be available in autumn 2016. This could, of course, be done as a collective departmental exercise. The material also shows examples of the type of presentations that are suitable.
- Instructions for conducting and recording audio-visual evidence. Use these instructions to plan how and when you will record the sample of presentations that you will submit to us. We strongly recommend that from the outset you save recordings using the labelling system referred to in this document.
- Student record form. It's important that you keep all your own internal records. You may use this form for each student if you wish. You may also create your own version of this form, though this would only be for your own records. You do not need to submit any supporting paperwork to us.
- JCQ Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments
- Arrangements for learners with communication issues and/or hearing needs