Spoken Language Study

The first official GCSE assessment for 2011-12 is called the “Spoken Language Study” in which you will be asked to explore the features of spoken language and discuss the effect that these unique features on the way people perceive this language – and its speaker.

In our case, we will be comparing conversational speaking with the language we use when we send and receive text messages:

Explore some of the similarities and differences between spoken conversation and web-based communication such as messaging, Twitter and Facebook.

This learning will culminate in a written piece, 800-1000 words in length, completed in controlled circumstances in the final week of the half term. You will have 3 hours in total for this assessment, which will be completed on 2-3 different days.

The grade from this assessment will comprise of 10% of your final GCSE grade in the English Language paper.


About Christopher Waugh

Challenging the norms of secondary teaching. Publishing every single thing my students and I create. Live in Wanaka, New Zealand - the best place in the world. http://chris.edutronic.net/

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