GCSE Controlled Assessment
Centres are invited to avail of the Portfolio Clinics; this is a service offered by CCEA and its moderating team. It is available for:
* GCSE English
* GCSE English Language
* GCSE English Literature
Centres are invited to submit a small sample of their students Controlled Assessment work at this time. The closing date for submission of work is Monday 11h February 2013
Q. What is the purpose of the Portfolio Clinic?
A. The Portfolio Clinic is an early opportunity for centres to assess the accuracy of their marking (in Controlled Assessment tasks) in relation to the CCEA standards, prior to the final submission date in May. By submitting a small sample of candidates’ work centres can have the pieces/folders moderated by a CCEA moderator and be furnished with specific feedback on the accuracy of their marking, for example indicating if their current marking is accurate, lenient or severe. Consequently the submitted folders/pieces can then be used as benchmark work by the department.
Q. How does the Portfolio Clinic work?
A. Centres will receive an invitation, inviting them to submit a small sample of their centre’s work; please note the following recommended quantities for each subject:
- GCSE English: 2 complete folders or 10 individual pieces of work.
- GCSE English Language: 3 complete folders or 9 individual pieces of work.
- GCSE English Literature: 4 complete folders or 8 individual pieces of work
The final submission date for the Portfolio Clinics is Monday 11th February 2013.
These clinics will then be run in CCEA where all the work and pieces submitted will be moderated and reviewed by the top moderating team. Centres will receive feedback on their submissions as soon as possible after this moderation process is complete.
The Study of Spoken Language
The new Study of Spoken Language microsite is now live.
The Poetry Anthologies microsite is now live.
We have added a new tab, 'Exam Tips' in the Examinations section of the English Literature microsite.
New tab to help with administration of Controlled Assessment
There is a new tab, 'Administration', in the Controlled Assessment section of the English Language microsite. Here you will find lots of helpful information on the management of Controlled Assessment.
Unit 4 Spreadsheet
The spreadsheet mentioned at the Agreement Trials which will calculate the Scaled Marks for Unit 4 English Language is now online.
The FAQs have now been broken down into tabs which hopefully, should make it easier for you to get the answers to your questions.
Candidate Record Sheets / Centre Moderation Record Sheets
All the Candidate Record Sheets and Centre Moderation Record Sheets for GCSE and GCE English Literature, English Language and English are now available to download online from the microsite. Hard copies are also available from CCEA Distribution team.
GCSE English/English Language/English Literature
Themes for Controlled Assessment for moderation from 2013-2017 are now available. Posters were sent to the Examinations Officers in all schools in the May dispatch, but are also available to download
GCSE and GCE English/English Language & English Literature
The most recent Chief Examiner Reports are now available to download free online. Please go to the required microsite and look under the Examinations option.
Revised GCSE specifications for English Language and English Literature
Spoken Language: The sample scheme of work has been updated to include activities based around the use of the British Library’s Learning online resources www.bl.uk/learning/langlit. The Sounds Familiar? section contains resources relevant to The Study of Spoken Language. For other aspects of GCSE study there is also Poetry & Performance and Texts in Context.
FAQs: The Frequently Asked Questions section for each specification is updated regularly. Please refer to this for helpful information on delivering the controlled assessment tasks. This further supplements the material available in the Teacher Guidance Document.
Teacher Guidance: A Teacher Guidance Document on Controlled Assessment is available for each specification. This gives you further detail on the tasks outlined in the specification. It elaborates on the controls for each task and the opportunities for centres to contextualise tasks. It also gives general advice on the management of Controlled Assessment.
Launch events for the revised specifications were held in March 2009. View the presentation given on the days.
Unit A2 2
For information on A2 2 updates refer to the most recent subject circular (S/IF/132/11)
Examiners and Moderators needed.
We are currently looking for GCSE and A2 examiners and moderators for English Literature. If you are interested please complete an application form which can be found on the examiner recruitment microsite.