We would like to remind centres who are entering candidates for GCSE Computing (Unit A452 Practical Investigation and Unit A453 Programming Project) that teachers must follow the JCQ Instructions for conducting controlled assessments 2015-2016 when delivering controlled assessment sessions.
In order to support centres in delivering their controlled assessment sessions we are providing additional training. This should enable centres to clearly understand what constitutes good practice. Details of upcoming training opportunities will be available soon and we will let you know when these are available.
We would like to remind teachers that work presented for submission must be completed under supervised conditions. Centres that provide templates, model answers or give excessive guidance to candidates should be aware that this constitutes malpractice and will be dealt with accordingly. Further details can be found on pages 7 and 8 of the JCQ Instructions.
If a breach of regulations is discovered and malpractice is found after we have received a signed declaration of authenticity – the CCS160 – a number of penalties may be applied to both the candidates and the staff concerned depending on the precise nature of the incident.
For more detailed information please refer to the JCQ Suspected Malpractice in Examinations and Assessments 2015/16 available to download from the JCQ website.
If you have any queries about this notice please call our Customer Contact Centre on 01223 553998.