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

Controlled Assessment

Useful Links


Useful Downloads

Agreement Trial PowerPoint Presentation - E-Moderation summer 2016
(PDF), Last Updated: 15 December 2015

Controlled Assessment Student Guidance
(PDF), Last Updated: 23 December 2011

Controlled Assessment Teacher Guidance
(PDF), Last Updated: 28 July 2011

E-Moderation Agreement Trial Information Pack - Autumn 2016
(PDF), Last Updated: 12 January 2017

E-Moderation Summer 2016 Agreement Trials Handout
(PDF), Last Updated: 15 December 2015

Instructions for Preparing Samples for Moderation
(PDF), Last Updated: 20 October 2014

In GCSE ICT (Short Course), Unit 1 is assessed by controlled assessment. It is worth 60 percent of the overall grade and includes three tasks, which we set. Students must work independently and make reference to any resources they have used.

Teachers mark the controlled assessment tasks, using criteria that we provide, and we moderate them.

The table below gives further details:


Unit 1: Tools and Applications

Total weighting


Time limits

Task 1: 9 hours
Task 2: 6 hours
Task 3: 7 hours 30 mins

For more information, please see the specification.