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What on earth was wrong with the old style OCR GCSE oral?

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by carambar, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. I've just finished marking some oral CAs. Lots of hard work evident from pupils. But I much prefered the old style oral from OCR.
    Transactional language was tested. Useful for all kinds of learner.
    Short speech to give a boost to nervous candidates
    General conversation - similar to CAs in a sense but without the associated nonsense.
    Narrator role play - tested ability to manpulate language, respond to unpredictable elements, show off a bit.
    I know it's not going to change back - just sharing a thought!.

  2. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    Like the AQA equivalent, there was probably nothing wrong with it, but then there are people who just can't leave well alone.
  3. Malaguena

    Malaguena New commenter

    And instead of the kids going through the ordeal of having their oral work tested once at the end, they have to go through it all several times throughout the course! The cover lady is going to love me when 28 kids in a class have to have 10 minute oral exams twice a year in both years 10 and 11

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