15 February 2016 Science update
This update has essential information about the GCSE 2011 Science suite, such as key dates, cash-in codes and controlled assessment unit details.
The final sitting for the GCSE 2011 qualifications is summer 2017.
For UK centres delivering the GCSE 2011 qualifications, the entry deadline is 21 February 2016.
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.
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.
Controlled assessment units and GCSE cash-in codes
|Marks available||Unit code||Cash-in code|
|Core Science||Hypothesis provided to the candidates||48||
|Additional Science||Candidates are required to create a hypothesis||50||5SA04||2SA01|
|Further Additional Science||Candidates are required to create a hypothesis
|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.