§ 13. Mr. Robert Cooke
asked the Minister of Education whether he will introduce an examination in spoken English in the General Certificate of Education.
§ Sir D. Eccles
A Committee of the Secondary School Examinations Council is considering whether oral tests should form part of the General Certificate of Education examinations in English. One examining body already conducts a test of spoken English as part of one of its Advanced level examinations and the Council has approved a proposal from another to introduce a similar test into its Ordinary level English Language examination.