Intuition Exam Centres has assessed more than 10 language A Levels, GCSE and iGCSE’s to date. The list includes; Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin, Panjabi, Spanish and Urdu.
Speaking assessments are carried out by qualified and experienced teachers. A practice session can be booked with the exam officer (hyperlink to email address firstname.lastname@example.org) who will go through the formalities and organise dates and times for an opportunity to practice. Please note that these sessions are chargeable at a cost of £50. The practice session will consist of:
- An opportunity to visit the centre and staff including the language specialist who will be conducting your spoken exam
- Full guidance on the Language and Spoken exam
- Mock spoken tests, recorded and timed (all recordings will be saved onto a USB for your perusal)
- Practice a listening test to help you become more familiar with what is expected
Please be aware that speaking assessments are carried out middle of April to the middle of May which will require an additional visit to the centre. Any late entries will be considered but not guaranteed that we will be able to offer the spoken component.
The Language exams typically comprises of four parts. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The Speaking exam also known as the Oral exam is the only one which no writing is required. Depending on the exam board the Spoken test is in 2/3 parts:
- Role play cards
- Photo card stimulus
- General discussion
The Listening exam will examine the candidates understanding and responding to different types of spoken language. An audio CD will be played during the entire Listening paper. You will be expected to answer questions in French and English for different sections of the exam. Each exam includes 5 minutes’ reading time of the question paper before the listening stimulus is played.
The Reading exam will examine the candidates understanding and responding to different types of written language. You will be expected to answer questions in French and English for different sections of the exam.
The writing exam Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes. This exam usually consists of (again depending on which exam board):
- Structured writing task
- Open-ended writing task
- Translation from English into French