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

Internal assessment

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A2 Assessment Matrices
(PDF), Last Updated: 27 September 2018

A2 eCandidate Record Sheet FAQs - Summer 2019
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A2 eCandidate Record Sheet Presentation - Summer 2019
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AS Assessment Matrices
(PDF), Last Updated: 07 November 2018

AS eCandidate Record Sheet FAQs - Summer 2019
(DOC), Last Updated: 20 December 2018

AS eCandidate Record Sheet Presentation - Summer 2019
(PPT), Last Updated: 20 December 2018

There are four internal assessment units in this specification, two at AS level and two at A2.

  • Unit AS 1: Experimental Portfolio (50% of AS, 20% of A level)
  • Unit AS 2: Personal Outcome (50% of AS, 20% of A level)
  • Unit A2 1: Personal and Critical Investigation (practical component 60% of A2, 36% of A level)
  • Unit A2 2: Thematic Outcome (40% of A2, 24% of A level)

Teachers assess the skills outlined in the learning outcomes for each unit through internal assessment. We moderate the results of teacher assessment.

  • At both AS and A2, teachers present the externally set stimulus paper and themes at the beginning of the course in September.
  • Tasks may include a student-led and a teacher-led approach at AS. At A2, students select a subject for investigation and teachers guide them on suitability. The stimulus paper can inspire their investigations.
  • At AS, teachers support students to prepare for assessment, create a portfolio and present their outcome.
  • A2 challenges students to be more independent in their decision-making and presentation of work.