Please read this subject update alongside the GCSE Changes for 2022 and the AS/A Level Changes for 2022 which you can view on our PE qualification pages.
As we have previously communicated, in 2021/22 our plan is to fully return to visiting moderation for all of our centres. This decision has been taken following consultation with centres and moderators, and we believe it offers the fairest and most accurate method of moderation for students.
We are mindful that there is still potential for disruption for this series. This disruption may result in live moderation no longer being a viable option. If this should happen, our contingency plan would mean completing moderation using filmed evidence.
We acknowledge the additional work which gathering high quality filmed evidence can bring, especially as centres look to recover from disruption last year. But it is essential that we are able to access enough filmed evidence (potentially with very little notice) to ensure our contingency approach is as comparable as possible with our visiting moderation model.
In addition to our earlier update to ‘film where you can’ this update now clarifies for centres how much filmed evidence you should be gathering, as well as important points to consider about the number of activities and mark bands which your filmed evidence covers.
Centres must film a minimum number of candidate performances overall depending on how many candidates they are assessing, as below:
In reaching the minimum number of performances, the filmed evidence must include:
Centre selections in terms of filming must consider the following:
It is really important that you review the filmed evidence and are confident that it supports the marks awarded – there is no point teachers giving marks based on the level of performance they know a candidate is capable of but which is not shown in the filming, as the moderator is not then going to see evidence which supports the mark. The general level of performance and range and execution of skills shown has to be sufficient to warrant the level and mark awarded.
Centres must bear in mind that all candidates and activities will be subject to the moderation outcome and any adjustment to marks resulting from the sample which has been moderated. Should visiting moderation not be possible for a centre, only those candidates and activities which have filmed evidence can be part of the moderation process and review of moderation process. It is essential that centres collect good quality filmed evidence, which they will be able to share with our moderators at short notice.
Centres should, wherever possible, provide evidence which includes full competition conditions or as close as National Governing Body (NGB) guidelines allow.
Where this is not possible, filmed evidence must show performance in competitive conditions/under competitive pressure, such as:
Logs of competitive performance are even more important to document what has been possible:
We will accept other forms of evidence alongside logs of competitive performance which ensure the focus is on competition or equivalent. These will include, but are not limited to:
If some candidates will be accessing full competition or full competitive training in an activity, make sure they are part of your filmed evidence and that these competitive situations are included.
Filmed evidence should be accompanied by a commentary wherever possible. These should outline where on the film candidate performances are, any identifying information (e.g. bib/number) and some brief comments on how the performance in the film justifies the level/mark awarded by the centre.
While supporting evidence of the type noted above can be used as part of the assessment process, filmed evidence of performance is the primary source of information upon which moderators will base their judgments. If filmed evidence of a candidate in the higher levels of the criteria shows few or no advanced skills, then no amount of supplementary evidence can enable the moderator to confirm the mark awarded.
You can view further information on how to gather good quality filmed evidence in our Guidance on filming for AS and A Level PE NEA.
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In addition to meeting the minimum criteria listed above, centres should also consider the range of activities where final marks have been submitted:
You can view further information on how to gather good quality filmed evidence in our Guidance on filming for GCSE PE NEA.
If you would like more information, please contact the PE Subject Advisor team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998.