The speaking tests for AS/A Level and GCSE take place as follows:
Materials are despatched based on estimated entries so it is very important to make your estimated entries.
Confidential materials can be opened as follows:
Teachers must ensure sufficient time to prepare and familiarise themselves with the materials and procedures. Materials must not be removed from the centre.
Ideally, the teacher would conduct the speaking test. However, for less taught languages, if no teacher is available then another competent person may do so. Further information is available in the FAQ section of the Teacher's Handbook.
In the French, German and Spanish AS and A Level specifications, there are three submission options.
Centres should choose one option for each unit when making entries:
Unless there is a visiting examiner, centres should complete the working mark sheets with details for all candidates and send these with the completed oral topic form and the recordings of all candidates to the examiner, or upload all of these to the OCR Repository (depending on the entry).
For GCSE Dutch, Gujarati, Persian, Portuguese and Turkish specifications, all speaking tests are conducted in the centre – visiting examination for GCSE speaking tests is not available.
You should record candidates’ tests digitally in MP3 format and copy them onto CD.
Please ensure the CD is complete: recordings should be checked on a different player before posting them to the OCR examiner.
You should complete the working mark sheets with details for all candidates and send these, and the recordings of all candidates, to the examiner.
The original recordings must be kept securely as we may need additional copies if the CD does not reach the examiner or the examiner is unable to access the recordings.
Make sure CDs are ‘finalised’ before sending so they can be played on all devices.