A Level (new) – Standalone qualification that assess knowledge from Year 12 and Year 13. These are awarded at the end of Year 13.
Aural Exam – A listening examination taken by students studying languages.
BTEC – A course consisting of credits. Each unit studied has a credit value.
Coursework – A piece of work worth a percentage of the final mark that is completed independently by students with guidance from their teacher.
Module – A unit of work that is assessed through examination. AS and A2 syllabi consist of approximately two or three modules that are all assessed through an examination or coursework.
Oral Exam – A speaking examination taken by students studying languages.
Practical Exam – A piece of work that is assessed through observation by the teacher e.g. Dance, Drama and PE, or a piece of work that is completed within a time frame e.g. Art.
Units – BTEC courses consist of three or six units of study depending on whether students are studying a BTEC Certificate (one year), or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (two year).
A student may be provided with extra time, a reader, a word processor or a scribe for controlled assessment, internal exams and external examinations. If you feel you need to be assessed for this provision, please contact your Learning Manager in the first instance.