Strand 2

2 Speaking and Presenting

2.1 Developing and adapting speaking skills and strategies in formal and informal contexts

  • Year 7 Tailor the structure and vocabulary of talk to clarify ideas and guide the listener
  • Year 7 Use some verbal and non-verbal techniques to make talk interesting for listeners
  • Year 8 Select the most appropriate way to structure speech for clarity and effect, taking into account task, audience, purpose and context, and the range of supporting resources available
  • Year 8 Engage listeners’ attention and interest by suing a range of different verbal and non-verbal techniques
  • Year 9 Select from a wide repertoire of resources and ways or organising and structuring talk to present information appropriately and persuasively for listeners in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • Year 9 Develop and choose effectively from a repertoire of verbal and non-verbal techniques which actively involve listeners

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • SPLAF1 talking to others,
  • SPLAF3 talking within role-play and drama

2.2 Using and adapting the conventions and forms of spoken texts

  • Year 7 Recognise different conventions and forms in speech
  • Year 7 Use the main conventions of standard English when appropriate
  • Year 8 Make some appropriate selections from a range of conventions and forms in speech
  • Year 8 Use standard English, adapting the level of formality to different situations
  • Year 9 Use and adapt a range of conventions and forms of spoken texts in different contexts for different purposes
  • Year 9 Use sustained standard English with the degree of formality suited to listeners and purpose

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • SPLAF1 talking to others
  • SPLAF4 talking about talk

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