Beginning in October 2009, Edexcel’s moderators and SSAT’s Lead Practitioners will work together to deliver events across the country. For a one-off subscription fee of £75 you will be able to join your peers at the following network events to discuss teaching, learning and assessment, and share best practice.
October/November 2009
Introduction to Delivery and Assessment

This event is designed to provide you with:
• A thorough understanding of the different controlled speaking (oral) assessment tasks and their requirements
• Opportunities to reflect on content, pathways and different delivery approaches
• Advice on planning for teaching and assessment

January 2010
Focus on Teaching and Learning

This event will concentrate on:
• Preparing students to respond to and manipulate the spoken target language effectively
• Different teaching strategies to ensure that all students develop a range of speaking (oral) skills
• Ensuring student focused assessment (task design, adaptation and students understanding of mark grids)
• Integrating assessment into ongoing teaching and learning

February/March 2010
Focus on Assessment and Standardisation

This event will concentrate on:
• The importance and management of internal standardisation
• Understanding and interpreting the assessment criteria correctly
• Marking confidently within tolerance

What to do next?

If you would like to receive updates on our forthcoming event dates and venues, and details on how to make a booking, subscribe to Edexcel's Controlled Assessment Support Service (CASS) by completing the online CASS form at ****
If you have any further questions you can contact Edexcel's Modern Foreign Languages Subject Advisor on
0844 576 0035 or by email at
For general enquiries call Edexcel's GCSE Customer Services Team on 0844 576 0027.

Dont miss out on this great opportunity to benefit from the specialist training events and ensure that you are fully prepared for the new speaking (oral) controlled assessment for GCSE 09.