Amended due to Changes to GCSEs . Short courses are no longer included in performance table headline measures.
One positive to Controlled assessment is that it can help to ease the stress of examination because pupils can earn a percentage of their final exam grade earlier in the year. The downside is that this means pupils have a greater workload to complete, sometimes having to produce a large amount of work for a minimal part of the overall grade. For example, in English, a pupil may have to complete 4 pieces of coursework, each over a thousand words long, which individually only account for 5% of the grade. However, this varies between exam boards.
The General Certificate of Secondary Education ( GCSE ) is an academic qualification awarded in a specified subject, generally taken in a number of subjects ...
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