New Y11 GCSE French/Spanish Speaking mock exam

  • Tuesday 20 June all day: option B with Ms Miguel
  • Tuesday 20 June periods 1, 2, 3: option B with Mr Deacon
  • Wednesday 21 June periods 1, 2: option B with Ms Miguel
  • Wednesday 21 June all day: option A with Ms James
  • Wednesday 21 June periods 3, 4, 5: option C with Ms Harper
  • Thursday 22 June all day: option C with Ms Jacob
  • Thursday 22 June all day: option D with Ms Williams

This is our first speaking practice under exam conditions that will take place on one of the following dates in the AEN department: Tuesday 20 June, Wednesday 21 June and Thursday 22 June.

Your child’s teacher will have given them the time of the assessment in lesson time. It should also have been recorded in the student’s planner. Your child needs to arrive a couple of minutes before their time to ensure the smooth running of the day and to be in the right mindset.

We will not reschedule the assessment if your child misses it unless there is a valid reason.

Students (Foundation and Higher) have 12 minutes preparation in one of the AEN rooms with an invigilator to prepare for a role-play and a photocard before entering the exam room.

The test will last between 7-9 minutes at Foundation level and 10-12 minutes at Higher level. As well as the role play, a photocard, students will have a conversation on topics from theme 1 only. These include: Me, my family and friends / Technology in everyday life / Free time activities / Customs and festivals.

Students have prepared their answers to those conversation questions in their speaking folder and need to memorise them. They are expected to be fully ready on the day of their test. You could support your child by asking him/her the questions in French/Spanish. You could also ask him/her to translate back in French/Spanish to test their understanding and/or students could record themselves and listen to their answers to help them with the learning.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

 Katty Jacob
Head of Languages