All controlled assessment tasks will be set by AQA. Tasks will be replaced each year and will only be available for one assessment opportunity.
AQA will provide the school with pre-released material.
This will require students to undertake an investigation into the use of ICT in business and a practical exercise.
Preparation: Before students carry out their investigation, the teacher will prepare them by covering the relevant section(s) of the specification.
Research and Planning
Students will have between five to eight hours to undertake research. During the research and planning phase, teachers may give feedback to individual students to support them in their learning but this assistance must be recorded.
Students must produce an individual response to the tasks.
Students will spend between three to four hours in
writing up their findings and producing the necessary document(s) or material. (Additional time can be given for candidates with special assessment
When completing their work, candidates must work independently under teacher supervision.
Teachers are not allowed to give feedback to candidates during this time.
The teacher will mark all controlled assessments using the marking criteria, the work will be moderated by
Controlled assessment summer task: