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English Speaking Board qualification

Each year pupils have the opportunity to study for the English Speaking Board’s (ESB) Grade 8 Advanced Certificate in Spoken English, a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

During a series of workshops pupils learn how to prepare and deliver a presentation, lead and manage a discussion on a newspaper article, give a prepared reading from and evaluation of a book they have read and learn how to support their peers through questioning and to respond to questions themselves. During the exams themselves, pupils stay for the whole day to support their peers.