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GCSE speaking assessments - how do you do it in your school?

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by spsmith45, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. spsmith45

    spsmith45 New commenter

    We give them two goes, with occasional resits, not many. The first go is at the end of Y10 when they we are taken off timetable anf they come alomg at designated times. Second go is during the mocks in December of Y11. Their French oral is one of their exams.
    The only cry-oofs we get is if we agree on re-sits. Some students are just forgetful, others avoid. If a student lets us down, then I, as HoD, sometimes puick up the issue and do the oral in place of my colleague. These instances are rare though.
    It's an unreliable and flaky system all round. You could invent half the marks if you wanted. (We don't, I hasten to add.)
  2. musiclover1

    musiclover1 New commenter

    Some of mine do cry off, with various excuses, and I arrange a time for them to do it after school instead. I have nice classes this year though. I can imagine this could be a nightmare.
  3. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    after school, on a saturday or in the holidays

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