English as an additional language (EAL)




English As An Additional Language Examinations:

Preparatory – Grade 8


Medal Grades:

3, 6, 7 and 8


UCAS Points: 8 – 30 subject to pass mark

Grades: 6, 7 and 8

To be able to communicate in a second language, be understood, show passion and fully engage with others in a second language is like inhaling a breath of fresh air, being able to enjoy others company, and those yours. To be successful in the workplace, at school and socially, understood, laugh and joke brings rich enjoyment into one’s life.

For Learners of all ages who need to improve their confidence and communication skills. These examinations are especially useful for speakers for whom English is their second language and to aid them in the development of good listening skills and clear speech that are so vital in today’s global work place. Learners will have the opportunity to develop clarity of thought and learn to express with vocal variation their ideas in a language other than their first language, a life skill, once achieved, and never forgotten.

Those undertaking the EAL Syllabus will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills for use in any situation, using vocal clarity and variety. They will also learn the role of body language within communication.

Learning and Development

Through the EAL Syllabus and examinations Learners will build their confidence in using the English Language, develop oral language skills, enhance their speech and vocal techniques through:

  • Engaging in conversation with the Examiner
  • Give a talk
  • Presentation skills
  • Reviewing speech and vocal techniques
  • Reading and studying literature
  • Learning English intonations