GCSE Mandarin discussion day Sevenoaks School may 11Presentation Transcript
Conduct the Edexcel GCSE Controlled Assessments Mandarin discussion day May 07 2011 Sevenoaks School
The Note forms—CA2 and CA4 One form for each task each student
On the form, student can draw 5 pictures in addition of either:
50 characters; 30 characters + 20 English/Pinyin; or 30 English/Pinyin.
Notes shall be in the form of :
mini-plan outline mind map bullet points
Must hand in (submit) either this form or a note explains that the note form was not used by the student.
Speaking one for each candidate fill in 2 sets of marks must be signed by the examiner and student transfer Marks onto OPTEM form Mark sheets Writing one for each candidate fill in the section 1 only must be signed by the examiner and student
Student preparation For both Speaking and Writing tasks:
They could have up to 6 hours’ teaching time within a maximum of two weeks to prepare .
It is possible for students to take the stimulus home, depends on school policy .
Task setting--Speaking: Two different tasks from below An open interaction based on a stimulus – Edexcel or centre provides the stimulus (at least 2 questions have to be asked by student) A picture-based discussion – the student provides the picture (description up to 1 minute only; for child protection, must not submit student’s personal photo, submit a brief description of the photo instead) A presentation followed by discussion – the student can choose content for the presentation, the teacher decides what followed-up questions to ask (presentation between 1-3 minutes) 4-6minutes for each task, minimum 3’30’’
What do we need to submit by 15th of May Speaking and Writing, each student has: four Note forms* two Mark sheets* four Tasks/stimuli +Writing, each student has: two Writings (Essays) *Administrative Support Guide Speaking: “only need to send 1 per sampled candidate with the initial unit2 sample for moderation” ? +Speaking, for centre: OPTEM form (posted to centre) Recordings:task 2A must including all the types students took in your centre) + must including highest mark must including lowest mark.
Submit recordings digitally Format of each file name: Track1_5CN02_Centre number_ Candidate name_ Candidate number Including the following track listing in word / excel
Track listing Kent College Pembury Summer 2011 GCSE Mandarin Chinese Oral exam Track listing Centre number: 61963 Exam Series: Summer 2011
Writings: How many characters are needed to secure an A*? Please read the following notes—copied from Chinese specification 2009, MFL Teacher Support Book—writing and Edexcel online expert:
Chinese specification 2009: "Students aiming for grade C or above will need to demonstrate more extended writing skills and are expected to produce between 100 and 150 characters in each task."
A very useful comment from one of the Edexcel GCSE Principal Examiners as follows:
"There is another point I wish to mention about the word-count: Edexcel requires 100-150 characters for the writing assessment. For the real learners, writing around 150 characters in fluent Chinese, free from errors, will be good enough to get a higher grade. There is no need to push them to 250 - 300 characters, unless they are very competent (like the native speakers from China) and wish to write more. Writing lengthy essays does not guarantee a high grade. Examiners always look for quality rather than quantity."
Useful links Teacher support book---speaking http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/CPS/GCSE%20from%202009/GCSE%20MFL%20Controlled%20Assessment%20Teacher%20Support%20Book%20%20-%20Speaking.pdf Teacher support book- writing http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/CPS/GCSE%20from%202009/GCSE%20MFL%20Writing%20Teacher%20Support%20Book.pdf http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/MFL%20Controlled%20Assessment%20Teacher%20Support%20Book.pdf http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/Edexcel%20GCSE%20Chinese%20-%20TSM.pdf http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/FAQs-Supplement.pdf http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/ICE-GCSE-tiered-2011.pdf