Controlled Assessment Timetable 2019-20



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
NovemberArtPart A: Exploratory portfolio - Drawing10%
December
JanuaryTechnology



Art
Begin work on Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project -producing a design portfolio and an associated manufacturing task.

Part A: Exploratory portfolio – Drawing, painting, printing
50%



20%
February
MarchArt




Technology
Part A: Exploratory portfolio – completed
Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural industries:
Complete brief

Continue work on Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project - Four pages of the design portfolio and manufacturing task.
25%
12%



(Design 40%
Manufacturing
10%)
April
May
JuneDigital Technology






Art
Unit 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)

Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural industries – Brief, first-hand observations and development
30%







20%
Year 12
SeptemberPE




Business Studies

Food & Nutrition
3A – Three sports (Practical grading) ,3B – Commentary module
(Analysing performance) (Ongoing continuous assessment from September – December)

Planning a Business


Start work on assessment (continued until November)
50%




20%


50%
OctoberArt



English Language
Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries – Brief, first-hand observations, 7 development and 1 ideas page

Study of Written Language
18%



10%
November
DecemberEnglish Language

Art






Health & Social Care
Study of Spoken


Part A: Last submission of all work for internal moderation
Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural industries – All paperwork fully completed and submitted for internal moderation and five weeks of working on final piece.

Begin work on controlled assessment (to be completed by April)
10%


25%

35%




50%
JanuaryFood & NutritionRestart work on controlled assessment (to be completed in February)50%
FebruaryEnglish Literature

Business Studies

Art


Food & Nutrition
Study of Shakespeare


Completed work to be submitted


ESA: 5 pages completed covering A01, A02 and A03. First hand observations and development.

Complete work on controlled assessment
20%


20%


20%


50%
MarchTechnologyComplete Unit 3: Design and Manufacturing Project - portfolio and manufacturing task.50%
AprilArt

Health & Social Care
ESA – AO1, AO2, AO3 and A04 (Internal Moderation)

Completion of controlled assessment
40%

50%
May