Exams & Controlled Assessment

2018-2019

 

Art & Design

Coursework – 60% Exam work – 40% (Prep work – 30%, Exam piece 10%)

Thursday 31st January – Unit 2 Final Outcome completed.

Monday 4th February – Tuesday 26th March – Exam Preparatory work – class and homework.

Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th March – 10 hour Supervised Exam

Friday 5th April – Exam Project final deadline – all preparatory work and notes handed in.

Monday 8th April – Displays set up for final marking.
 

 

 

Engineering and Manufacturing

 

Controlled Assessment is worth 25% of the overall GCSE course.

 

Year 11

Unit 1 Design Portfolio (25%); completed by end of term 2

(Deadline: week beginning 8th April 2019)

 

 

Technology & Design

 

Controlled Assessment is worth 50% of the overall GCSE course

 

Year 12

Design Project Unit (50%): completed by end of term 1

(Deadline: 30th January 2019)

 

 

Double Award Science.

 

Practical Skills Assessment

For each of the three sciences, Unit 7: Practical Skills includes a practical skills assessment (Booklet A) and a practical theory exam (Booklet B).
 

For each of the three Booklet As, students carry out one practical task in the laboratory in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students have one hour to complete each practical task in the laboratory. These practical assessments will be completed between Christmas and Easter during year 12 studies and can be carried out on different days. The three Booklet As together are worth 7.5% of the total marks available for Double Award Science and are marked externally by CCEA.
 

Each Booklet B is a written exam, with questions based on any of the prescribed practical tasks and any other practical tasks from the specification. Each booklet B is completed under exam conditions in

the exam hall. Booklet B (Biology) is completed directly after the B2 exam, Booklet B (Chemistry) is completed directly after the B2 Chemistry exam and Booklet B (Physics) is completed directly after the B2 Physics exam. The three Booklet Bs together are worth 17.5% of the total marks available for Double Award Science and are marked externally by CCEA.

 

 

 

Geography
 

GSCE

Unit 1: Year 11: Understanding Our Natural World (40%)

External written examination—1 hour 30 minutes: Tuesday 21 May 2019 @ 1.30

 

Theme A – River Environments

Theme B - Coastal Environments

Theme C– Our Changing Weather and Climate

Theme D- The Restless Earth

 

Unit 2: Year 12: Living in Our World (40%)

External written examination—1 hour 30 minutes: Wednesday 5th June 2019 @ 1.30

 

Theme A – Population and Migration

Theme B – Changing Urban Areas

Theme C – Contrasts in World Development

Theme D – Managing Our Environment

 

Unit 3: Year 11/12: Fieldwork (20%)

External written examination—1 hour: Thursday 13th June 2019 @ 9.15

 

A Level

 

AS 1 Physical Geography (40% of AS / 16% of A Level)

External written examination— 1 hour 15 minutes: Tuesday 14 May 2019 @ 1.30

· Fluvial environments

· Local and global ecosystems

· Weather and climate

 

AS 2 Human Geography (40% of AS / 16% of A Level)

External written examination— 1 hour 15 minutes: Tuesday 21 May 2019 @ 9.15

· Population

· Settlement

· Development

 

AS 3 Fieldwork Skills and Techniques in Geography (20% of AS / 8% of A Level)

A residential field trip to Magilligan Field Centre

External written examination— 1 hour: Wednesday 29 May 2019 @ 9.15

 

A2 1 Physical Geography (24% of A2 Level)

External written examination— 1 hour 30 minutes: Thursday 30 May 2109 @ 1.30

Student study two out a possible four topics:

· Plate Tectonics

· Tropical Ecosystems

 

A2 2 Human Geography (24% of A2 Level)

External written examination— 1 hour 30 minutes: Thursday 6 June 2019 @ 1.30

Student study two out a possible four topics:

· Cultural Geography

· Ethnic Diversity

 

A2 3 Decision Making in Geography (12% of A2 Level)

External written examination— 1 hour 30 minutes: Thursday 13 June 2019 @ 1.30

This is a compulsory decision-making exercise in the form of a case study.

History (New Spec)

 

There is no controlled assessment in this subject area at GCSE

 

 

Religious Studies
 

Students sit Christianity through a Study of Mark’s Gospel (Paper 5 ) at the end of Year 11.

Students sit An Introduction to Christians Ethics (Unit 6 ) at the end of Year 12.

There is no controlled assessment in this subject area at GCSE.

 

CEA GCSE English Language
 

The specification has four units:

* Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-Fiction and Media Texts 30% (Exam)

* Unit 2: Speaking and Listening 20% (Six tasks)

* Unit 3: Studying Spoken and Written Language 20% (Two Controlled Assessment assignments)

* Unit 4: Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non-Fiction Texts 30% (Exam)
 

Year 11 English Language

The following is the programme of study for English Language in Year 11

* Unit 1: Writing for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-Fiction and Media Texts

Modular examination to be taken in the Summer

* Unit 2: Two Speaking and Listening tasks are completed

 

* Unit 3 Controlled Assessment

1) The Study of Spoken Language

2) The Study of Written Language

 

Year 12 English Language

The following is the programme of study for English Language in Year 12

Unit 2: Four Speaking and Listening tasks

Unit 4: Personal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non-Fiction Texts – Examination to be take in the Summer

 

CEA GCSE English Literature

Year 11 English Literature

The specification has three units:

* Unit 1: The Study of Prose 30%

* Unit 2: The Study of Drama and Poetry 50%

* Unit 3: The Study of Shakespeare. 20%

The following is the schedule of study for English Literature in Year 11

* Unit 1: The Study of Prose - ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Unseen Prose.

Modular examination to be taken in the summer

 

 

Year 12 English Literature

The following is the programme of study for English Literature in Year 11

* Unit 2: The Study of Drama (Blood Brothers) and Poetry (Conflict)

Exam to be taken in the summer

Unit 3: The Study of Shakespeare (Macbeth) – Controlled Assessment

Business Studies

 

GCSE

Controlled Assessment is worth 20% of the overall GCSE course It will take place in February and March (Year 12). Students will conduct 12 hours of research work that will allow them to complete a 1 hour report writing task.

The students will complete two exams throughout the course. One at the end of year 11, the other at the end of year 12.

 

A- Level

At A- Level we complete the CCEA exam course. This is a four unit course with 2 units studied at AS level in year 13 and 2 units studied in year 14. All units have an exam at the end of that academic year. The AS units are each worth 20% of the overall course. The A2 units are each worth 30% of the overall course.
 

BTEC Business

Students can also study the BTEC Business course. This is an extended certificate which is equivalent to a full A-Level. Boys will complete four units over the two- year course. Two of these units are assignment based, with the other two being examination based assessments.

 

A Level Biology - Guidance on External Assessment

 

There are six external assessment units in this specification, three at AS level and

three at A2:

• Unit AS 1: Molecules and Cells;

• Unit AS 2: Organisms and Biodiversity;

• Unit AS 3: Practical Skills in AS Biology (also involves internal assessment);

• Unit A2 1: Physiology, Co-ordination and Control, and Ecosystems;

• Unit A2 2: Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary Trends; and

• Unit A2 3: Practical Skills in Biology (also involves internal assessment).

 

The external assessment focuses on:

• candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the content of each unit;

• how they can apply this knowledge and understanding in both theoretical and

practical contexts and when handling qualitative and quantitative data; and

• how they can analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information to make

judgements, reach conclusions and to develop and refine practical design and

procedures.

 

Unit AS 1: Molecules and Cells and

Unit AS 2: Organisms and Biodiversity

 

• 1 hour 30 minute external examination paper in each unit

• Section A: 60 marks structured questions

• Section B: 15 marks essay

• a total of 75 marks

 

Unit AS 3: Practical Skills in AS Biology

• 1 hour external examination paper

• 7–10 structured questions

• 50 marks through external assessment plus 21 marks through internal assessment giving a total of 71 marks (7 practical assessments to be completed and evidence recorded)

 

Unit A2 1: Physiology, Co-ordination and Control, and

Ecosystems and

Unit A2 2: Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary

Trends

• 2 hour 15 minute external examination paper in each unit

• Section A: 82 marks structured questions

• Section B: 18 marks essay

• a total of 100 marks

 

Unit A2 3: Practical Skills in Biology

• 1 hour 15 minute external examination paper

• 8–10 structured questions

• 60 marks through external assessment plus 15 marks through internal assessment giving a total of 75 marks (5 practical assessments to be completed and evidence recorded)

 

Digital Technology

 

GCSE

Year 11

Unit 1 (30%) – 1hr – Monday 13th May, 9:15 – 10:15

 

Year 12

Unit 2 - Digital Authoring Concepts

Written exam – 1 ½ hrs (40%)

Thursday 16th May – 1:30

 

Unit 3 worth 30% of the overall GCSE grade Unit 3 Task 1 – Multimedia Solution: Completed submission by February 15th

Unit 3 Task 2 – Database Solution: Completed Submission by March 29th

 

A LEVEL

 

AS UNIT 1 (1hr 30m) – 9:15 – 10:45 – Tuesday May 21st (20%)

AS2 UNIT 2 (1hr 30m) – 1:30 -3:00 – Friday May 24th (20%)

 

A2 UNIT 1 (2hr 30m) – 9:15 – 11:45 – Monday June 10th (40%)

A2 UNIT 2 Coursework – due date March 15th (20%)

 

Music


Controlled Assessment is worth 65% of the overall GCSE course

COMPOSITION (30%) Year 12

Date for draft completion of composition 1 and 2 for January 18th 2019

Final completion of log sheets one and two completed for Friday 18th January 2019

Final completion of both Compositions inclusive of live recordings if necessary, by February 2019

PERFORMANCE (35%) Year 12

Performance period: April 2019 (date to be confirmed by CCEA in March)

 

Home Economics: Food and Nutrition Studies


Food and Nutrition specification encourages students to develop knowledge and understanding of the science behind food. Topics include food provenance, food processing and production, macronutrients and micronutrients, government nutritional guidelines, and food safety. Students develop practical skills in food preparation, cooking and presentation.

They also gain knowledge, understanding and skills in areas such as:

* health issues associated with dietary and lifestyle choices

* the factors affecting how we buy food, what we buy and what we waste

* planning meals for people with specific nutritional and dietary needs.

With this qualification, students may choose to progress to our GCE in Nutrition and Food Science or other related courses. This course also provides an excellent foundation for a career in food-related industries.

There is one written exam and one controlled assessment task; each is worth 50% of the overall mark.

 

Component 1: Food and Nutrition

In this unit, students learn about the nutritional content of foods and how to meet the specific nutritional and dietary needs of different groups of people. To do this, they modify recipes and plan, prepare and cook meals and dishes that reflect current government nutritional guidelines. They also study how to be an effective consumer in relation to food choice, food safety and managing resources.

* External 2 Hour exam

* 50%

* 120 marks

* Linear qualification

* The written paper includes multiple- choice, short and structures questions, and questions requiring extended writing.

 

Unit 2: Practical Food and Nutrition (Term 1 of Year 12)

 

* 50%

* Task title issued at the start of Term 1 of Year 12

* 120 marks

* Presented as a written report

* Teachers mark the task and CEEA moderate the results

* Practical exam the week after October mid term

 

Controlled Assessment Students complete one task that includes the following:

Part A Research and Viewpoints

Part B Justification

Part C Planning

Part D Practical Activity

Part E Evaluation

 

PE

 

Pupils will be assessed across Years 11 & 12 in THREE distinct practical activities. These will be done partly in class time, but more frequently through participation in school teams, club activities and any representative squads (County, Ulster etc. ) a student may be involved in. It is essential that pupils maintain a high level of participation and performance across their three sports throughout the duration of the course. The marks for the three practical activities account for 150 marks (40% of the final overall grade).

A further 50 marks (10%) are awarded for the candidate’s ability to engage in a detailed oral evaluation of their own performance in ONE of their chosen sports.

The deadline for submission of final practical and evaluation marks is the February mid-term break in year 12.

 

Irish

Students must be in school at 9am on the morning of their oral exam.

Irish Oral Exam – 1st / 2nd May

 

French

Students must be in school at 9am on the morning of their oral exam.

French Oral Exam - 8th May

 

German

Students must be in school at 9am on the morning of their oral exam.

German Oral Exam - 7th May

 

EXAM DATES SUMMER 2019
Maths
GCSE Mathematics

 

Year 11: M3/M4 21/05/2019 09:15

Year 12: M6/M7/M8 06/06/2019 09:15

M3/M4 21/05/2019 09:15 (repeat module)

 

GCSE Further Mathematics

 

Year 11: Paper 1 14/06/2019 13:30

 

Year 12: Paper 2 18/06/2019 13:30

Paper 3 21/06/2019 13:30

Paper 1 14/06/2019 13:30 (repeat module)

 

GCE A Level Mathematics

 

Year 13: AS1 15/05/2019 09:15

AS2 22/05/2019 09:15

Year 14: C3 30/05/2019 09:15

C4 05/06/2019 09:15

S1 15/05/2019 09:15

C1 13/05/2019 13:30 (repeat module)

C2 22/05/2019 09:15 (repeat module)

M1 28/05/2019 09:15 (repeat module)

Address

St Michael's College

Enniskillen

Chanterhill Road

County Fermanagh

Northern Ireland

BT74 6DE