4.2.6 Group VI

There are four pupils in Group VI, two girls, G11 and G12, and two boys, B8 and B9. The male classroom teacher is also present for the entire discussion, and makes occasional contributions, to select the next speaker, to ask questions and to make evaluations. G11 is the speaker who is graded by the S.E.B., and she is assessed as Credit Level, Grade 1, the highest possible grade. B8 is the Chair, and G12 takes notes. The group is discussing the characters who appear in Act I of The Long and the Short and the Tall, which they have read in class. Teachers were shown an extract from this discussion (marked on the transcript in bold typeface) and asked to assess speaker G12, as part of this study. The results of the teachers' assessments are dealt with in Chapter Five.

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