Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Examinations

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2018 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 06 November 2018

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2017 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 09 March 2018

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2016 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 04 October 2016

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2015 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 29 October 2015

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2014 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 17 October 2014

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2013 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 21 October 2013

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2012 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 30 November 2012

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2011 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 31 October 2011

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2010 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 26 November 2010

Students must complete two examinations for our GCSE in Business and Communication Systems: one for Unit 1: Use of ICT and one for Unit 2: The Business Environment. We set and mark both exams. They are worth 75 percent of the final award.

The table below gives more information on each exam.

Exam

Description

Time

Assessment Weighting

Use of ICT

Computer-based exam

This exam tests students’ ICT skills in a business context.

It is available every summer.

2 hours

40%

The Business Environment

This written exam may test students on any aspect of the specification’s content.

It is available as terminal assessment.

1 hour

35%

For more information, see the specification.

CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19