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Timing of Controlled Speaking Assessment

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by cremeegg, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. cremeegg

    cremeegg New commenter

    Dear Joe and all
    Please help. Our school does the GCSE two years early, so I have been doing controlled assessments with years 8 and 9 (they come out with poor results, but that's another story). Anyway I'm supposed to do one with year 7 this term, but I don't think that OCR would allow this. It wouldn't be a practice, it would be the real thing. It's sort of like doing one in year 9 if we weren't doing the GCSE early, but I think it's a bit worse because year 7 is really, really young.
    Is this allowable for OCR?

    Thank you!
     
  2. cremeegg

    cremeegg New commenter

    Dear Joe and all
    Please help. Our school does the GCSE two years early, so I have been doing controlled assessments with years 8 and 9 (they come out with poor results, but that's another story). Anyway I'm supposed to do one with year 7 this term, but I don't think that OCR would allow this. It wouldn't be a practice, it would be the real thing. It's sort of like doing one in year 9 if we weren't doing the GCSE early, but I think it's a bit worse because year 7 is really, really young.
    Is this allowable for OCR?

    Thank you!
     
  3. ambi

    ambi New commenter

    Technically you could do the GCSE at any time - in the past I have entered Year 7 pupils for GCSE (ones who have returned from living in Spain). However I think you will have to be careful about when they are actually doing the rest of the GCSE papers because it has to be all done in a certain time frame I believe. Ask your exams officer at school and they should be able to find out - or go on to OCR website and you will find a customer services phone number to phone for advice.
     

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