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  • 1. IES COLMENAREJO 2013-14 Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 1
  • 2.        Background information Latest developments Important dates Pupils expected to sit these exams Brief rundown of each exam How we can help in our subjects Bibliography Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 2
  • 3.  3rd year in IES Colmenarejo. Results 2011-12: KET 84% 2012/13: KET 100%  PET 100% PET 100% Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 3
  • 4.  Exams organised and undertaken by Cambridge English Language Assessment  Exams are paid for initially by IES Colmenarejo then eventually by the Comunidad de Madrid. No student has to pay. This year 40,000 students are participating. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 4
  • 5.  The DGMCE is concerned about students in the bilingual system who finish compulsory schooling with no official certificate in English. “BENCHMARKING” Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 5
  • 6.  1 secondary school in each zone with bilingual project in 4º ESO. Of pupils that previously had NO certificate in ESO: 28,5% 40% 31,5% PET KET failed to obtain KET Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 6
  • 7.  KET and PET: Written, aural and reading Thursday 24th April 2014 Speaking: either 24th or 25th April  FIRST: Written, aural and reading Saturday 10th May 2014 Speaking: 12th May? Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 7
  • 8. KET 2º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 1: ALL 2º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 2: ALL 2º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 3: ALL* 4º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 1: Those that didn’t pass KET in 2º ESO 4º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 2: ALL 4º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 3: ALL* Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 8
  • 9. PET 2º ESO SECTION: ALL STUDENTS WHO PASSED KET IN PRIMARY 6 4º ESO PROGRAMME LEVEL 1: ALL STUDENTS WHO PASSED KET IN 2º ESO Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 9
  • 10.  FIRST: 2º ESO SECTION: ALL STUDENTS WHO PASSED PET IN PRIMARY 6. 4º ESO SECTION: ALL Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 10
  • 11.  PET FOR SCHOOLS LEVEL B1 IN THE *CEFR Reading and Writing (1 hour 30 minutes) 8 parts/42 questions 50% of the total exam mark Students need to be able to read texts from signs, newspapers and magazines and understand the main points. They will need to show they can use vocabulary and structure by completing tasks such as producing a short message, and writing a story or letter of around 100 words. Listening (30 minutes) 4 parts/25 questions 25% of the total exam mark Students need to show they can understand the meaning of a range of recorded spoken material, including announcements, interviews and discussions about everyday life. They will also need to be able to understand the attitudes and intentions of the speakers. Speaking (10-12 minutes per pair of candidates) 4 parts 25% of the total exam mark Students take part in a conversation, asking and answering questions, and talking freely about their likes and dislikes. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 11
  • 12.  KET FOR SCHOOLS LEVEL A2 IN THE *CEFR Reading and Writing (1 hour 10 minutes) 9 parts/56 questions 50% of the total exam mark Shows a student can understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. They will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short message or note. Listening (30 minutes) 5 parts/25 questions 25% of the total exam mark Requires a student to be able to understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly. Speaking (8–10 minutes per pair of candidates) 2 parts 25% of the total exam mark Tests a student’s ability to take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 12
  • 13.  FIRST FOR SCHOOLS LEVEL B2 IN THE *CEFR Reading (1 hour) 3 parts/30 questions 20% of the total exam mark Students need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. Writing (1 hour 20 minutes) 2 parts 20% of the total exam mark Students are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be a letter or email of between 120–150 words. For the second, they may choose from an article, essay, letter, report, review or short story of between 120–180 words. Use of English 4 parts / 42 questions 20% of the total exam mark Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 13
  • 14.  FIRST FOR SCHOOLS LEVEL B2 IN THE *CEFR Listening (40 mins) 4 parts/ 30 questions 20% of the total exam mark Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources. Speaking (14 minutes per pair of candidates) 4 parts 20% of the total exam mark A face-to-face test taken with one or two other candidates and an examiner. Students have to show how well they can produce spontaneous spoken language, talking with either the examiner, the other candidate(s), or by themselves. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 14
  • 15.  Speaking KET: Students have to form coherent questions. Correct them when you hear them missing out do/does. e.g. What I do now? What do I do now? Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 15
  • 16.  Speaking KET: Students have to form coherent questions. Correct/help them when you hear them using the wrong question word. e.g. How is the capital of Peru? Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 16
  • 17.  Speaking PET: Students have to come to a decision about the best option according to a given situation. Encourage debate in class about a topic you are studying. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 17
  • 18.  Writing FIRST: Students have to write a letter or email (120 words) Incorporate a writing activity into your class. E.g. Write a letter to the local council about environmental issues in the area. Rachel Kelly - External English Assessment IES Colmenarejo 2013-14 18
  • 19.  Articles: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/24696-research-notes-46-document.pdf (pg 12-13) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages  Publications: http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application %2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1352810875741&ssbinary=true (pg 18)  Official websites: KET FOR SCHOOLS http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/key-for-schools/whats-in-the-exam/ PET FOR SCHOOLS http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/preliminary-for-schools/whats-in-theexam/ FIRST FOR SCHOOLS http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/first-for-schools/whats-in-the-exam/ 19