Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Examinations

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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2018
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2015 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2014 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2013 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2012 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2011 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2010 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2010 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2009 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2008 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2007 May/June Series
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Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2006 May/June Series
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Students must complete two externally assessed units, which we set and mark. The exams last 1 hour 30 minutes and are each worth 37.5 percent of the final award. They are available in summer only. Unit 1 or Unit 2 can be taken in either the first or second year of the course.

Both exam papers are made up of three sections. Students complete all 3 sections. Section A is worth 50 percent; Section B and Section C are each worth 25 percent.

Unit 1: Understanding Our Natural World
Section A: The Dynamic Landscape
Section B: Our Changing Weather and Climate
Section C: The Restless Earth

Unit 2: Living in Our World
Section A: People and Where They Live
Section B: Contrasts in World Development
Section C: Managing Our Resources

Each section is made up of multi-part questions. The resource material used in each question may take a variety of forms, for example written text, statistical, and pictorial. Students must carry out extended writing in some parts of each question.

For more information, see the specification.

CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19