The JCQ Access Arrangements Online portal has been extended to enable you to apply for consortium arrangements. The Centre Admin Portal (CAP) can be accessed via the Access arrangements link within Interchange. For more information about the CAP, see the JCQ website.
This section applies to centre-assessed work only, including the GCSE English Language Spoken Language endorsement. It also applies to the GCSE Computer Science Programming Project, which is not assessed. It is not relevant for the A Level Science practical endorsements.
Where candidates from different centres have been taught and assessed together, you need to let us know you need to be treated as a consortium so we can moderate the candidates as one group.
Each centre within the consortium makes their own entries, submits marks/grades for the centre-assessed work and receives results.
There will be a lead centre who delivers the assessment programme for the consortium.
To tell us about your consortium:
Once the form has been submitted by the co-ordinator, we will contact each centre individually to confirm their membership of the consortium.
The consortium co-ordinator must make sure internal standardisation is carried out across the whole consortium.
Sample requests will be sent to each entering centre. If no candidates are chosen for the sample from a particular centre, an email will be sent to confirm this instead of a sample request.
For postal moderation, we recommend the consortium co-ordinator collates the samples from each centre to send to the moderator together.
We will make sure candidates from each specification are treated as a single group for moderation.
Moderators will return all candidate work to the lead centre.
Moderator reports will be produced for the whole consortium. These will be available to download by each member of the consortium from Interchange (see our results report page). If a centre had no candidates in the sample, the moderator report will be emailed to them.
A few exceptions are issued in hard copy.
Reviews of moderation must be submitted by the lead centre on behalf of the whole consortium (see the review of moderation page).