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Specific changes to assessment in Year 11 this year:

Subject

Exam board

and code

Changes

French

AQA

8658

In French, students will be assessed through formal speaking tests, in the normal way. The format of the test will be the same for each tier and will consist of three parts: a role play, photo-card discussion and general conversation (with a supervised preparation time of 12 minutes). Marks for the speaking skill will be equally weighted, at 25%, alongside the three other language skills of listening, reading and writing. The exam board have confirmed that there will be an extra optional question in the writing assessment (Paper 4) to help students to focus on fewer themes in their writing.

Spanish

AQA

8658

In Spanish, students will be assessed through formal speaking tests, in the normal way. The format of the test will be the same for each tier and will consist of three parts: a role play, photo-card discussion and general conversation (with a supervised preparation time of 12 minutes). Marks for the speaking skill will be equally weighted, at 25%, alongside the three other language skills of listening, reading and writing. The exam board have confirmed that there will be an extra optional question in the writing assessment (Paper 4) to help students to focus on fewer themes in their writing.