The Note forms—CA2 and CA4<br />One form for each task each student<br /><ul><li>On the form, student can draw 5 pictures in addition of either:</li></ul>50 characters;<br />30 characters + 20 English/Pinyin;<br />or 30 English/Pinyin.<br /><ul><li>Notes shall be in the form of :</li></ul>mini-plan<br />outline<br />mind map<br />bullet points<br /><ul><li>Must hand in (submit) either this form or a note explains that the note form was not used by the student.</li></li></ul><li>Speaking<br />one for each candidate<br />fill in 2 sets of marks<br />must be signed by the examiner and student<br />transfer Marks onto OPTEM form <br />Mark sheets<br />Writing<br />one for each candidate<br />fill in the section 1 only<br />must be signed by the examiner and student<br />
Student preparation<br />For both Speaking and Writing tasks:<br /><ul><li>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 .</li></li></ul><li>Task setting--Speaking: <br /> Two different tasks from below<br />An open interaction based on a stimulus – Edexcel or centre provides the stimulus (at least 2 questions have to be asked by student)<br />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)<br />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) <br />4-6minutes for each task, minimum 3’30’’<br />
What do we need to submit by 15th of May<br />Speaking and Writing,<br />each student has: <br />four Note forms*<br />two Mark sheets*<br />four Tasks/stimuli<br />+Writing, each student has:<br />two Writings (Essays)<br />*Administrative Support Guide Speaking: “only need to send 1 per sampled candidate with the initial unit2 sample for moderation” ?<br /> +Speaking, for centre:<br />OPTEM form (posted to centre)<br />Recordings:task 2A must including all the types students took in your centre) +<br />must including highest mark <br />must including lowest mark.<br />
Submit recordings digitally<br />Format of each file name:<br />Track1_5CN02_Centre number_ Candidate name_ Candidate number<br />Including the following track listing in word / excel<br />
Writings:<br />How many characters are needed to secure an A*?<br />Please read the following notes—copied from Chinese specification 2009, MFL Teacher Support Book—writing and Edexcel online expert:<br />
Chinese specification 2009:<br />"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." <br />
A very useful comment from one of the Edexcel GCSE Principal Examiners as follows:<br /> <br />"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."<br />