During the assessment process, students are given marks for their performance. They may be tested at any time without any previous warning to take a test to write an essay or to answer questions in front of the class. The marks are from 1 to 5 the 5 is the best. These marks define the final mark for the whole school year for each subject they learn. Marks also decide on the secondary school entry for each student. Concerning the MFL learning at the end of the Secondary School education students are requested to take also a school-leaving exam where there is a chosen MFL exam too. Students can get a university degree unless they have a valid exam pass in an MFL at a level B2 according to European Language Proficiency.
Frame descriptors. Therefore marks and summative assessment is part of the entire school system as well as for language performances from year 4. In the UK as a PGCE Secondary MFL trainee, I have found a totally different approach to teach and assess students' activity in Primary and Secondary school.