Controlled Assessment

Our policy is that all controlled assessment candidates are required to attend tuition sessions at Manchester Exam Centre, in order to prepare for and complete a Controlled Assessment Task as part of your GCSE qualification, in addition to your written examinations.

As the name suggests, Controlled Assessment Tasks are carried out under various levels of supervision arranged by Manchester Examination Centre. The Centre would provide

  • all  elements of Controlled Assessment Task Taking and Task Marking, including any elements of preparation and analysis prior to the Task Taking;
  • authentication of Controlled Assessment Tasks;
  • secure storage of your work securely between sessions.

You must be available on the dates and times specified by Manchester Examination Centre  to undertake all elements of controlled assessment. This can include the writing-up sessions as well as any research and analysis sessions. All elements which require the ‘high’ or ‘medium’ levels of control must be undertaken at the College. The lengths of these sessions will vary according to the subject and the college will advise the hours.

If, as a private candidate, you wish to be entered for an examination which includes a Controlled Assessment Task, you must be willing to accept these conditions as specified by the examination boards. Inevitably, these arrangements will involve additional costs. Please refer to the 'Fees and Deadlines' page on the exams portal.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has produced a document about Controlled Assessment Tasks. You are required to read and understand this document:

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