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


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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2018 March Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 01 November 2018

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2017 March Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 21 November 2017

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2016 March Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 02 September 2016

Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence to show how they have met the assessment criteria for each unit. Teachers carry out the assessment, and CCEA carry out external moderation. Assessment can take place as and when the learner is ready. Centres can submit unit assessment outcomes in Summer, beginning Summer 2016.

Teachers can choose any assessment method or combination of methods that clearly demonstrates the learner has met the assessment criteria and achieved the learning outcomes.
These methods may include, for example:

  • photographs;
  • written evidence;
  • posters;
  • mind maps;
  • presentations;
  • storyboards;
  • screenshots;
  • oral or written comprehension;
  • review;
  • writing frame;
  • group/pair discussion;
  • tapping out syllables;
  • sounding out first letters;
  • matching exercise;
  • finding/selecting advertisements;
  • highlighting activities;
  • show and tell;
  • two stars and a wish;
  • range of planning frames;
  • retelling the story of what happened;
  • newspaper/magazine report;
  • character description;
  • matching the pictures to the words;
  • multiple choice;
  • cloze procedure with first letter given;
  • writing a diary entry for a character;
  • writing a letter from a character;
  • matching the word to the definition;
  • checking knowledge using a simple quiz;
  • pointing to the title; identifying a suitable costume from two options;
  • cutting out clothes from a magazine to represent what a character is wearing or could wear;
  • modelling the movement and gestures of a character;
  • creating a word bank of useful words to describe movements and gestures;
  • matching a feeling to a face;
  • matching the facial expression to the feeling ;
  • selecting from a range of options;
  • letter;
  • CV;
  • application form;
  • information form;
  • interviewing a relative or friend;
  • instructions; or
  • personal statement.


There may be pieces of assessment evidence in a learner’s portfolio that cover criteria for more than one unit, but teachers must assess each unit independently.
Learners can earn awards of Entry 3, Entry 2 or Entry 1, with Entry 3 being the highest award.
Achievement at unit level is pass or not passed.

For more information on reporting outcomes see the full specification section 4.7.

Teachers must be able to authenticate the work as the learner’s own.

For more information please see the specification.