Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Examinations


Please note that the last award and certification of legacy Entry Level Specifications is Summer 2016.

Candidates starting a course of study for a CCEA Entry Level Specification in September 2015 must study the revised CCEA Entry Level Occupational Studies specification.

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

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2015 March Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 08 October 2015

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2014 March Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 08 August 2014

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2013 March Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 23 October 2013

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2012 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 14 January 2013

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2011 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 11 November 2011

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2010 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 19 November 2010

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2008 May/June Series
Principal Moderator's Report 2008
(PDF), Last Updated: 20 February 2009

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2006 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 15 June 2007

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2005 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 19 September 2007

Students must complete two controlled tests and one exam at Entry Level.

Controlled Tests

Students must attempt two tests out of the following controlled tests:

  • Presenting Information
  • Handling Information
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Use of the Internet.

We set all the controlled tests and they are each worth 20 percent of the final mark. There is no time limit but the tests must be taken under supervised conditions (this can be within normal class time).

Final Exam

The final exam is held in March each year. It consists of one externally assessed question paper lasting for one hour. This paper is set and marked by us. The exam paper tests students on all of the use of ICT in ordinary life.

The table below summarises how students are assessed at Entry Level:


Component Weighting Mode of Assessment
Presenting Information 20% Internal tests or coursework.

Students must complete an assessment unit for each component. Two of the components must be assessed through coursework and two through internal exams.
Handling Information 20%
Spreadsheet Modelling 20%
Use of the Internet 20%
Understanding the use of ICT in everyday life 20% Exam lasting 1 hour
Total 100%  

For more information on examinations, see the full specification.

 

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