Schools/Colleges and other examination centres have been asked by Ofqual to obtain spoken language statements for private entrants or their own entrants for languages they do not teach. This webinar will support community/supplementary school teachers to provide the spoken language statement and will support mainstream schools to work with supplementary schools to enable them to provide the exam boards with a spoken language endorsement level.
The endorsement level can be provided by a supplementary school or community school, by a private tutor or by a speaker of the language who is not a relative or friend of the student who will act as Assessor.
Does the school/college need to arrange to get an endorsement for any private candidates and any of its own students being entered in a language for which it has no teacher?
Yes. It is the responsibility of the school/college to liaise with the supplementary/community school or private tutor or find a speaker of the language who is not a relative or friend of the student. Ofqual has stated that awarding organisations must require each centre to provide them with a, ‘spoken language statement’, confirming that it has taken reasonable steps to ensure there is an opportunity for an assessment of spoken language for every learner.
To support supplementary school/community teachers in the preparation of Spoken Language Statements and to advice you on how to ensure that your pupils receive a mark for their spoken language NRCSE has invited Pearson EdExcel and AQA exam boards to go through the requirements with you. We will also be joined by key community language champions from the British Council, APPG MFL, ASCL who are all keen to ensure that pupils entering a mother tongue/home/heritage language are not disadvantaged by the changes as they were in 2020.
This webinar is for teachers supporting pupils entered for GCSEs. We hope to include those entered for Cambridge International IGCSEs and O levels. Please check with us.