Controlled Assessment Timetable 2018-19



Controlled Assessment is a system of ongoing assessment which is applicable in a number of GCSE subjects and which allows pupils to build up their overall GCSE mark by means of a series of tasks which take place at various times throughout Years 11 and 12. Whilst pupils will still sit a terminal exam at the end of Year 12 in each of their GCSE subjects, it is important to stress that the marks gained through controlled assessment will form a significant part of a pupil’s overall mark in subjects which have controlled assessment. It is therefore essential that all pupils perform to the best of their ability in every task that they are set.

The rules for controlled assessment vary slightly from subject to subject and parents wishing for more information on the requirements of a particular subject should contact the relevant head of department or subject teacher. For some subjects, the timing of controlled assessment is dictated by the exam board. However, in many subjects, it is left to the school to set assessments at the most appropriate time.
The timetable below is intended to serve as an aid to pupils and parents by informing you of the approximate dates of controlled assessment in each subject area. It is important to stress, however, that it may on occasions be necessary to make changes to the timings given.

Year 11
MonthSubjectBrief Details of Assessment% of GCSE Mark
NovemberArtExploratory portfolio- printmaking, mixed media,
drawing & painting
25%
December
JanuaryTechnologyBegin work on Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project -
producing a design portfolio and an associated manufacturing
task.
50%
February
MarchArt



Technology
Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries – Theme Development – gathering, visual and contextual research.

Continue work on Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project - Four
pages of the design portfolio and manufacturing task.
35%



(Design 40%
Manufacturing
10%)
April
MayArtInvestigating the Creative and Cultural Industries – Theme Further Development – research into the choice of final outcomeSee March
JuneDigital TechnologyUnit 3: design, develop and test digital multimedia systems.
OR
Unit 5: students design, develop and test coded solutions when creating digital systems
(Ongoing continuous assessment from June of Year 11 to March of Year 12)
30%
Year 12
SeptemberPE3A – Three sports (Practical grading) ,3B – Commentary module
(Analysing performance ) (Ongoing continuous assessment from September – December)
50%
OctoberArt



English Language
Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries – Development of media and mock of final outcome


Study of Written Language
Continuation of Year 11 Work (35%)

10%
November
DecemberEnglish LanguageStudy of Spoken10%
January
FebruaryEnglish LiteratureStudy of Shakespeare20%
MarchArt

Technology
ESA – AO1, AO2, AO3

Complete Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project - portfolio
and manufacturing task.
60%

50%
April
MayArtESA – AO1, AO2, AO3 and A04 (Internal Moderation)See March