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91102: Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text

Updated December 2017. The section on recorded oral presentations has been updated to address new issues that have arisen from moderation.

Grade awarded

Both criteria must be met at the same grade. For example, a structured oral presentation that convincingly develops and sustains ideas (Merit) using oral language features that appropriately create effects (Achieved), is correctly graded at Achieved.

Recorded presentations

Video recordings of live performances are done in a single take.

Oral texts that are recorded for delivery to an audience at a later time must be appropriate to that audience and purpose. Presentations such as vlogs must include oral language features appropriate to that audience (YouTube viewers for example). Reading a script from a computer screen is unlikely to meet the standard.

If students are constructing oral texts for a YouTube or podcast audience, the recording may include editing to incorporate presentation features such as demonstration or display materials. The recorded oral text must be primarily spoken.

A poor recording may limit a student’s ability to provide evidence of an appropriate use of oral language features. On the other hand, students cannot be rewarded for their editing skills. Editing, if used, must be appropriate to the listening audience. The ability to edit video footage is assessed by another standard.

Support material

The New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English (NZATE) 2.5 oral presentation DVD provides additional examples of assessment of oral texts at all grades of the standard. This is available from the NZATE website.


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