Non-Examination Assessment

Non-Examination Assessment: Key Questions

What is the difference between Coursework and Non-Examination Assessments?

Previously, course-work has been carried out independently by students, largely in their own time. Non-Examination Assessments will be carried out in school under the supervision of a member of staff. They are designed to take place in normal lesson time in the usual teaching venue.

What are the elements of Non-Examination Assessment?

Non-Examination Assessment occurs in a number of stages with varying levels of control to ensure reliability and to make assessment manageable. Teachers will advise students on specific subject requirements.

When will Non-Examination Assessments take place?

Each subject has differing requirements: for some, there is a distinct phase of Non-Examination Assessment during the year (eg History): for others, the controlled tasks are ‘threaded’ through the curriculum after sections of teaching (eg DT). Again, teachers will provide information on the structures of their Non-Examination Assessment.

How important is attendance?

Non-Examination Assessments are governed by the same examination regulations as external exams. Time allocations cannot be infringed. Any date missed in Non-Examination Assessment is critical: an absence may impede a student significantly.

What about the use of ICT for Non-Examination Assessments?

The use of ICT in Non-Examination Assessment is determined by each subject. However, students are not permitted access to their work between sessions either at school or remotely. Students are not allowed to save Non-Examination Assessments to USB devices or to email or use any other way to access their work once it has been completed.