We've changed the way you input your coursework or controlled assessment marks – it's now online, not paper-based. See our e-subs: centre marks submission page for everything you need to know.
Controlled Assessment and Portfolio Advisers
We tell schools and colleges who their Controlled Assessment or Portfolio Adviser is in the autumn term. Our Advisers are subject experts on hand to answer any queries you may have on the marking and/or delivery of Controlled Assessment.
If you don't know who your adviser is, please email the subject team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Standardisation and exemplar materials
Teacher Online standardisation is available through e-AQA. This allows you to view students' work marked by the Principal Moderator. Mark pieces of exemplar work, compare your mark to that of the Principal Moderator, and read the commentary explaining their marks.
Further exemplar work is available through e-AQA.
Submitting controlled assessment
Submit your students' marks using e-Subs by 7 May and the system will instantly generate the sample request and provide moderator information.
When submitting your candidates' work, you will also need to complete the Centre Declaration Sheet and a Candidate Record Form. Candidate record forms can be found at the bottom of the page.
Unless notified we'll return any marked controlled assessment work to you on request.
Deadlines and lost coursework
The Controlled Assessment submission deadline for GCSE Leisure and Tourism is 7 May.
If coursework has been lost or damaged at the centre, requests for special consideration can be made on-line through e-AQA, after the deadline for submitting marks.
AQA no longer requires the JCQ Form 15. All requests should be made online.
Assessment criteria and grade boundaries for marking are available in the specification.
Controlled assessment tasks
Download controlled assessment tasks from Secure Key Materials on e-AQA. For guidance on any of the tasks, please contact your Controlled Assessment Adviser.
Feedback and queries
Your Controlled Assessment Adviser is the best person to talk to regarding any issues or queries you may have about Controlled Assessment. If you would like to give us any feedback relating to the specification, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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Academic year 2017/18
Internally-assessed mark submission is changing from Summer 2016
We are delighted to announce e-Submissions (e-Subs), a new web-based system for submitting both centre and moderator marks for controlled assessment.
The new online system will offer schools and colleges a more efficient way to submit controlled assessment marks or grades and save you time.
As a teacher you can submit marks yourself, you just need an e-AQA login and the required access provided by your Exams Officer.
For further information and online tutorials go to e-Submissions
This is an extract of the full specification, which you can download from this page.
Units 2 and 4 will be assessed by means of controlled assessment.
You are advised to spend in total 60% of the teaching time available to you for the course on the topic/s you have chosen for controlled assessment (the other 40% of teaching time to be allocated to the examined unit/s).
Examples of controlled assessment tasks are provided in the separate specimen materials booklet. The tasks for each academic year will be published electronically in the prior academic year.
This specification requires students to plan and carry out tasks in which they:
- analyse issues and problems
- identify, gather and record relevant information and evidence
- communicate their knowledge and understanding
- analyse and evaluate evidence
- make reasoned judgments and present conclusions.
These address Assessment Objectives AO1 to AO3. The precise requirements for units 2 and 4 are set out in the assessment grids starting on pages 12 and 17.
The controlled assessments in leisure and tourism conform to the OFQUAL regulations for the three stages of the assessment, which are defined as:
- task setting
- task taking
- task marking.
Tasks will be set by AQA. For each of Units 2 and 4, centres will choose one task from a menu of three provided by AQA. In Unit 2, centres contextualise the chosen task to suit their local, specific circumstances.
You should prepare candidates for the controlled assessment task by teaching a general overview of the unit before discussing the choice of specific task with candidates.
Where relevant, visits to leisure and tourism facilities and/or talks from invited industry speakers should be given to candidates during this phase. You should also ensure that candidates are familiar with the assessment criteria for the controlled assessment task in order for them to make an informed choice from the tasks available. Different candidates may make different choices. Centres must outline tasks to be completed.
Each controlled assessment unit task should take approximately 45 hours to complete, including preparation for the task, but not including additional time for the teaching and learning of the content of the unit. You are advised to allocate preparation time in advance of this 45 hours, and to divide the 45 hours in approximately equal proportions to the marks in the assessment grids. It is suggested that each part of the assessment grid is addressed in turn during the time allowed for writing up, with sufficient time allowed for feedback and redrafting as outlined below.
Work may be either handwritten or word processed.
Research may be undertaken with limited supervision, which means that candidates need not be under the direct supervision of staff at all times.
However, candidates are required to complete all of the work other than research under informal supervision. This means that the centre must ensure that:
- plagiarism does not take place
- the sources chosen and used by candidates are clearly recorded
- each candidate's preparation for the final production of the work is her/his own.
The supervision of candidates by centres must ensure that candidates complete tasks as set by AQA and as contextualised by the centre.
The supervisor may provide limited guidance to candidates during the time that tasks are being written up. Teachers may review candidates' work and may provide advice at a general level. Teachers, however, must not provide detailed and specific advice on how the draft may be improved to meet the assessment criteria. The nature of any guidance provided and the details of any feedback given must be clearly recorded on the Candidate Record Form. Candidates may be guided as to the approach they might adopt but the outcome must remain their own. Likewise feedback may evaluate progress to date and propose suggested broad approaches for improvement but the detailed correction or annotation of work for feedback purposes is not allowed.
Candidates should keep notes of their research, to be used when writing up their controlled assessment. As part of their research they may refer to primary and secondary sources of information, including websites, and should ensure that references from sources are clearly identified in the work submitted. The research notes should be retained by the centre as although those notes will not be assessed, AQA may call for them to be submitted as evidence that the controlled assessment is the candidate's own work.
The work of individual candidates may be informed by working with others, for example in undertaking research, but candidates must provide an individual response in the final controlled assessment.
Candidates may have access to any resources that are available to, and within, the centre. At the end of the controlled assessment, the teacher or invigilator must collect in all work, including the final piece of work for assessment.
Teachers must mark the controlled assessment task/s using the criteria provided starting on pages 12 and 17 of this specification. They will be moderated by AQA according to the procedures outlined in Section 7.