15 February 2016 Science update

Mon Feb 15 15:00:00 UTC 2016

This update has essential information about the GCSE 2011 Science suite, such as key dates, cash-in codes and controlled assessment unit details.

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Final sitting

The final sitting for the GCSE 2011 qualifications is summer 2017.


Entry deadlines

UK centres

For UK centres delivering the GCSE 2011 qualifications, the entry deadline is 21 February 2016.

International centres

For International centres delivering the GCSE 2011 qualifications,  the entry deadline is 21 March 2016.

Late entry fees will apply from the following day of the set entry deadline. 


Controlled assessment units

Controlled Assessment Units for summer 2016 and summer 2017 sittings are available on our website.

View the controlled assessments

These are live examination materials and are gold padlocked.

Your Examinations Officer will initially be able to download these for you, storing them securely for future access.

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Controlled assessment units and GCSE cash-in codes

GCSE

Hypothesis

Marks available Unit code Cash-in code
Core Science Hypothesis provided to the candidates 48

5SC04

2SC01
Additional Science  Candidates are required to create a hypothesis 50 5SA04 2SA01
Further Additional Science Candidates are required to create a hypothesis
50 5SF04 2SF01
GCSE separate Science Hypothesis Marks available Unit code Cash-in code
Biology Candidates are required to create a hypothesis 50 5BI04 2BI01
Chemistry Candidates are required to create a hypothesis 50 5CH04 2CH01
Physics Candidates are required to create a hypothesis 50 5PH04 2PH01

Retaking GCSE 2011 qualifications

Candidates wishing to retake a GCSE (2011) are required to retake all the units in the qualification. Candidates will be permitted to carry forward the results from the Controlled Assessment Unit(s) if they wish, and only retake the externally-assessed units.

Please note when making entries for retakes, do not include the CAU score(s) for submission for 15 May 2016, as the CAU(s) have already been moderated.


Internal standardisation and candidate record sheets

Internal standardisation is essential and ensures that all of your colleagues delivering the Controlled Assessment Units have marked consistently and that any annotation to the student's work makes sense.

A candidate record sheet is required for each candidate, ready for submission of your moderated samples to arrive by 15 May 2016.

The sheets can be found in course materials under the controlled assessments tab.

Past training materials

Past training materials are available in the following padlocked zip file.

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