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GCSE Speaking Controlled Assessment Meetings

Unit 3 Speaking: Task Setting (1)


2011 GCSE Modern Foreign Languages SPEAKING CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT MEETINGS French, German, Italian and Spanish Autumn 2010
Teachers may use AQA-set tasks or adapt AQA-set tasks or devise own tasks. Task titles and bullet points must be in English If teachers use the same task for a number of candidates, the unpredictable question must be changed randomly Tasks may have different numbers of bullet points but students should address all the main bullet points in the task they are given or the Communication mark will be affected (see published mark scheme)
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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Setting (2)


If teachers use tasks from the specification they must change the unpredictable element The two tasks for Speaking must be different from each other; the same titles cannot be used for Writing A minimum of three main bullet points is recommended for each task

Unit 3 Speaking: Task Setting (3)


Less able students may benefit from sub-divided bullet points To change the tasks every two years, it is sufficient to adapt the tasks by changing at least one of the main bullet points Teachers should look carefully at the assessment criteria when devising tasks

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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Taking (1)


Stage 1 general teaching and learning around context / topic prior to giving students the task Stage 2 students are given the task and can spend up to 6 hours in class and/or at home preparing and researching Producing a plan is optional All resources are permitted at Stage 1 and Stage 2
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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Taking (2)


6 hours (per task) must include time for students to amend a plan following teacher feedback There is no need to use the full 6 hours for each task There is no need to tell AQA at what point students are given the task

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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Taking (3)


Plans can have up to a maximum of 40 words per task Plans cannot include full sentences, conjugated verbs, codes, symbols or visuals Plan may have English and/or target language, eg qui: who Teachers must check plans to make sure they contain no unauthorised material
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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Taking (4)


Teachers feedback on plans must not include comments relating to the language used (eg. add a past tense) but could say, for example, the bullet point requiring students to talk about past events had not been covered Students must mark any amendments on original plan, totally obliterating unauthorised material; no correction fluid may be used Practice recordings may be produced but no-one is permitted to comment on them. Any scripted drafts or practice recordings must be produced under the teachers direct supervision
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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Taking (5)


Stage 3 - final version produced; students have access to the task itself and the plan (if produced); no other resources permitted Tasks should normally last 4 6 minutes from the time the teacher asks the first bullet Remove posters/wall charts etc if these provide additional, unauthorised resources Teachers should ask follow-up questions to encourage students to develop their answers to each bullet point but if a student gives a full answer without prompting, the student has access to the highest marks
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Unit 3 Speaking: Task Taking (6)


The unpredictable element must always be covered as the last bullet point Speaking tasks can be carried out at any time during the course Centres may designate a particular period, as current practice

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Recording & Submission of tasks


Only one task per candidate needs to be recorded Recordings can be done as sound files using, for example, Audacity for best quality Submission of tasks by post, not electronically (see Controlled Assessment Handbook for further instructions) Moderation arrangements notified by JCQ Notice in Autumn Term 2009 Submission date: to reach the moderator by 7 May
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