GCSE Information

GCSE Controlled Assessments 2016-17

Controlled Assessments are extended tasks that students complete in certain subjects during Year 10 and Year 11. Students sit Controlled Assessments at the end of a module of work and the marks awarded contribute towards their final GSCE grades. Controlled Assessments are carried out according to guidelines laid down by the awarding examination board. Below is a list of subjects in which Controlled Assessments are scheduled for this academic year at St Mary’s Catholic School. Approximate dates are also given as well as information about how much each Controlled Assessment contributes towards the overall final grade.

Art and Design

  • Completed by January in Year 11 (60%)

Biology

  • September-October in Year 11 (25%)

Business Studies (GCSE)

  • Summer Term in Year 10 (25%)

Business and Enterprise (Cambridge Nationals)

  • September-February in Year 10 (25%)
  • September-March in Year 11 (50%)

Catering

  • June/July in Year 10 (20%)
  • February in Year 11 (40%)

Chemistry

  • September in Year 11 (25%)

Computer Science

  • October-January in Year 11 (30%)

French

  • November in Year 11 (Speaking: 15%)
  • February in Year 11 (Writing: 15%)

Geography

  • Summer Term in Year 10 / Autumn Term in Year 11 (25%)

Graphics

  • Spring Term in Year 11 (60%)

History

  • Autumn Term in Year 11 (25%)

ICT

  • November/December in Year 10 (15%)
  • March/April in Year 10 (15%)
  • November/December in Year 11 (15%)
  • January/February in Year 11 (15%)

Music

  • Spring Term in Year 10 (Composition: 15%)
  • Autumn Term in Year 11 (Composition: 15%)
  • March/April in Year 11 (Performance: 30%)

Physics

  • September in Year 11 (25%)

Resistant Materials

  • Spring Term in Year 11 (60%)

Spanish

  • November in Year 11 (Speaking: 15%)
  • February in Year 11 (Writing: 15%)

Textiles

  • Spring Term in Year 11 (60%)