Communication Skills

The Communication Skills syllabus is ideal for students who are looking at improving their public speaking skills for a range of circumstances. Take a look to see what level is best for you or your student.

Grade 5

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 4 TCL or are 12+ years of age

  • Prepare and perform a presentation including audio/visual aides in support of a particular cause or charity

  • Write and deliver a current news story with audio/visual aides and answer questions from different audience perspectives

  • Engage in an interview style discussion about the preparation and delivery of your presentations

  • Development of vocal and physical skills for public speaking

Grade 6

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 5 TCL or are 14+ years of age

  • Earn up to 12 UCAS points

  • Prepare and deliver a presentation with audio/visual aides on an idea for a business enterprise, social event or creative endeavour

  • Prepare CV for a job or training course or opportunity and participate in a mock interview

  • Discuss the content and potential delivery of a previously unseen speech

  • Display development and knowledge of vocal and physical skills for public speaking

Grade 7

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 6 TCL or are 15+ years of age

  • Earn up to 16 UCAS points

  • Prepare and deliver a presentation on a social issue and answer questions from different audience perspective

  • Discuss the content and delivery of an unseen advertisement including visuals, audio, messaging, and the medium for relaying the advertisement.

  • Express and explain personal views on a social or political issue provided in exam

  • Display development and knowledge of vocal and physical skills for public speaking

Grade 8

  • Recommended for students who have previously sat Grade 7 TCL or are 16+ years of age

  • Earn up to 30 UCAS points

  • Prepare and present a presentation, including audio/visual aides on an aspect of the communication process in advertising, politics or education

  • Identify and reflect on the range of communication skills used in advertising, politics or education

  • Give a public address for an unknown situation

  • Give an overview of a contentious issue from current affairs, social media or politics. Discuss, and explains both sides of the argument and the issues involved with the arguments.

  • Display development and knowledge of advanced vocal and physical skills for public speaking, and show understanding of an effective rehearsal process