Y11 French/Spanish GCSE Speaking mock exams

  • Monday 25 March with Ms Jacob:  (option C)
  • Monday 25 March with Ms Miguel: (option B)
  • Tuesday 26 March with Mr Deacon:  (option B)
  • Tuesday 26 March with Ms Harper: (option C)
  • Tuesday 26 January with Ms Miguel (option B)  
  • Wednesday 27 March with Ms Williams: (option D)
  • Wednesday 27 March with Ms James: (option A)

This is our last practice before the real exam (25% of the GCSE grade) that will take place on one of the following dates: Monday 22 April, Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April.

Your child’s teacher will give him/her the time of the assessment in lesson time. It should also be 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 at the back of the library 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 themes 2 and 3. These include: Tourism/Current and Future Study and Employment.

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.

Ms Katty Jacob
Head of Languages