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

Controlled Assessment

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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 Double Award Biology task 1
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Double Award Biology task 2
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Double Award Biology task 3
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Double Award Chemistry task 1
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Double Award Chemistry task 2
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

Exemplar Double Award Chemistry task 3
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 August 2012

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

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

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

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

Qualitative Task Marking Grid
(PDF), Last Updated: 10 May 2013

Sample Qualitative Controlled Assessment Task - Food Tests
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 April 2014

In GCSE Double Award Science, we award 25 percent of the marks for the Practical Skills Unit controlled assessment.

We set six controlled assessment tasks, two each for biology, chemistry and physics, for each cohort of students. We replace these tasks each year to ensure they continue to set appropriate challenges and remain valid.

Students must complete two controlled assessment tasks. They may attempt two or more tasks, up to a maximum of six. The two tasks must come from different subject areas in the specification.

The skills needed to complete the controlled assessment tasks should form part of normal classroom teaching and learning as an integral part of teachers’ schemes of work. Teachers mark the controlled assessment tasks using criteria we provide, and we moderate them.

Each controlled assessment task has 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.