Calendar of GCSE Controlled Assessments
Blessed William Howard Catholic High School Subject
Assessment Weighting English Language 40% English Literature 30% Core Science 25%
November/December (Y11) for one week.
July to December(Y10 toY11) March to May (Y11)
Using Scientific Skills 40% 25%
t.b.c. t.b.c. January (Y10 and Y11) for one week or 2 weeks if studying Single Science.
December to January (Y10 and Y11 for catch-up if needed) CORE: Unit 1: October to July (Y10) Additional Unit: September to March (Y11). OPTION: Unit 2: September to February (Y10) Unit 3: February to October (Y10 to Y11). Additional Unit: October to March (Y11). Ongoing assessment of practical skills (Y10 and Y11). Students will be given a scenario in January of Y11 to prepare for the Section B questions in the June exam. Preparation: March to May (Y10).
Task: June to July (Y10) Fieldwork: End June (Y10) Task: September to October (Y11) Speaking: March and June (Y10) and November and March (Y11) Writing: Throughout (Y10 and Y11) September to March (Y11) for 40 hours. Short Tasks: March, May and June (Y10) Child Study: September to November(Y11) then February to March (Y11) Task 1: March and June (Y10) Task 2; November to March (Y11) for 20 hours. Compositions: November to March (Y11) with recording in March. Throughout (Y10 and Y11).
February to March (Y11) for 10 hour exam over two days.
Unit 1 30%
Unit 1: Mock in November (Y10) and the actual assessment in March (Y10). Unit 2: November to December (Y11). Recorded performance with Examiner in May (Y11).
Unit 2 30%
Economics and Business
November, January, February, March, April and June (Y10). October, December, January and March (Y11). Preparation: November (Y11) for 6 hours of research. Task: January to February (Y11) for 3 hours.