Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

Controlled Assessment

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Unit 3 is to be submitted electronically
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Agreement Trial PowerPoint Presentation - E-Moderation summer 2016
(PDF), Last Updated: 15 December 2015

Controlled Assessment General Guidance
(PDF), Last Updated: 23 September 2011

E Moderation FAQs
(PDF), Last Updated: 26 October 2015

E Moderation presentation Oct 2015
(PDF), Last Updated: 26 October 2015

E-Moderation Agreement Trial Information Pack - Autumn 2016
(PDF), Last Updated: 12 January 2017

E-Moderation Summer 2016 Agreement Trials Handout
(PDF), Last Updated: 15 December 2015

Exemplar Physics task 1
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Physics task 2
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Physics task 3
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

GCSE Sciences Agreement Trial Nov 2013
(PPT), Last Updated: 13 November 2013

In GCSE Physics, Unit 3: Practical Skills is assessed by controlled assessment. This unit is worth 25 percent of the final mark. We set two controlled assessment tasks for each cohort of students.

We renew these tasks each year to ensure that they continue to set appropriate challenges.

Students may complete one or both of the tasks. If they choose to take both tasks, the higher mark will count towards their overall mark for the unit. Teachers mark the controlled assessment tasks using criteria we provide, and we moderate them.

Each controlled assessment task is made up of three parts.

Part A – Planning and Risk Assessment
Students develop a hypothesis and plan an experiment to test it. They draw a blank table to record the results of their experiment, and carry out a risk assessment.

Part B – Data Collection
Students carry out the experiment and record the data collected in their results table.

Part C – Processing, Analysis and Evaluation
Students answer questions relating to their own work, demonstrating scientific knowledge and understanding. They also show their ability to process, analyse and evaluate information they have collected from their experiment.

For more information, see the specification.