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Applied Business GCSE
The 'final candidate' version of the controlled assessment for Units 1 and 3 will be issued by 25 January 2013. Candidates to access from 28 January 2013.
The Single Award consists of two units which are assessed by an examination and a controlled assessment.
Candidates undertaking the Double Award will need to complete the Single Award units and two further units which are also assessed by an examination and a controlled assessment. There is a choice of controlled assessment which is outlined in the 'Research briefs' document. This document also provides information on dates for the assessment window and for sample submission.
NEW: WJEC linear GCSE Applied Business approved
In common with other awarding organisations, WJEC was recently asked to revise GCSE specifications to make the assessment linear.
We are pleased to announce that the WJEC linear GCSE specification in Applied Business has been approved by the regulators.
The subject content remains exactly the same. The only difference is that in linear specifications all examinations must be taken at the end of the course. You may view the revised specification here.
ALL centres in England will be required to use linear GCSE specifications from first award in 2014 (first teaching of two-year courses in September 2012).
In Wales, centres will be able to choose to follow either of the two options available for courses starting from September 2012:
- linear specifications (first award summer 2014) where candidates sit all their examinations at the end of the course
- existing unitised specifications where assessment may be taken in separate units at stages during the course as is currently the case
NEW: GCSE Applied Business - Raw/UMS grade boundaries
- Coursework forms are available online.
- Teachers Guides are available online.
- The specification for the Double and Single awards are both available along with Specimen Assessment Materials.
- Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform marks
The Research Briefs for the 2012/2013 controlled assessments will be available on the secure website in September 2012. Previous controlled assessments are also available on the secure website.
Unitised Specifications – GCSE
Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specification: Unitised Specifications - GCSE video
Continuing Professional Development
Dates for internal assessment standardising CPD for the next academic year will be published shortly. Examination reivew will be provided online; further details will be issued in due course.
CPD materials are available on our secure website (Resources PDF Download, CPD (INSET) Materials).
For further information, please contact:
Allan Perry - Subject Officer
Telephone: (029) 2026 5311
Hilary Wyman - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: (029) 2026 5333