These can be sent by a manual mark sheet or online. If every subject wanted to do the tasks at the same time, there could be major problems.
It is acceptable for teachers to offer candidates guidance about how best to approach coursework tasks, but this guidance must stop short of undue influence. The repeating of tasks, or the redrafting of work once it has been marked, are not allowed." All Centres need to send their proposed coursework schemes, taken from one or two of the Depth Studies, to CIE for checking but once a coursework scheme has been approved, it is not necessary to resubmit it each year.
Rushed or unsure teachers just starting off can use example assignments available on the website - I particularly like the Southern Africa in the 20 century example.
A detailed tutorial focusing on i GCSE Cambridge English Language Coursework, Assignment 3.
Based on a response to the attached article ‘Is Social Networking a Negative Influence?
Assignment 1 needs to cover ‘the significance of an individual, development, place or event' whilst Assignment 2 should consist of ‘a source-based investigation of an historical question, issue or Problem'.
Each assignment carries 20 marks and assignments may consist of a number of shorter questions, rather than a single ‘essay' title.Incidentally, having joined up to one such website when I was in the UK to check if my students were using the site I found the examples available to download were frequently of a poor quality anyway..Most teachers are very familiar and efficient with the administrative side through many years of coursework especially in areas such as authentication, signatures and helpful centre annotation.This syllabus must not be offered in the same session with any of the following syllabuses:2158 History (World Affairs, 1917-1991)2160 History (For Candidates in Central and Southern Africa)2162 History (For Candidates in Mauritius) This is fairly well-defined in CIE's guidelines.For coursework it is possible to discuss work in progress to check for plagiarism and teachers can even provide general feedback.If centres follow this form of assessment they do not complete paper 4. Paper 4 - alternative to coursework, 1 hour paper based on sources from one Depth Study, e.g. This paper is completed if coursework is not followed. When you have two or more teachers involved in internal assessment, a moderation session is required.External moderation of internal assessment will be carried out by CIE - CIE will call for a Centre's marks by the 30 October for November exams. Because tasks are changed each year, care is needed to ensure that candidates are doing the tasks set for the right session. With a number of subjects doing Controlled Assessment, schools need to consider the logistics and timing.Context: Primarily aimed at International Schools, although increasingly taken up by schools in the UK, the Cambridge IGCSE is very similar to the OCR GCSE in Modern History in terms of content and structure. and How effectively had Japan modernised itself by 1914?Candidates can still produce coursework, or, if you are an International School on a fairly isolated island in the middle of the Indian Ocean like the one I teach in, where sending coursework to an ‘authorised' marker could be an issue (this may change with the onset of online marking? The Core Content is split up into two options, A and B. These topics ensure there is pretty much something for everyone in International Schools across the globe.Schools in Africa may find it interesting to study Depth Study H: The Impact of Western Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, covering the Scramble for Africa among other things. Paper 2 - the tricky ‘skills' paper, with a slight difference to the OCR paper in that the topic is prescribed by CIE each year (one year ahead helpfully) taken from the Core Content, so for example in 2010 the 19th century core topic was The American Civil War with schools following the 20th century core topic having to answer questions on The decline and collapse of Soviet control over Eastern Europe. Coursework - The CIE IGCSE still offers what we would label good old-fashioned coursework instead of the new controlled assessment - does this mean it is only English students who cheat at coursework?The paper includes a collection of source material relating to the prescribed topic, and a series of questions based on the material - e.g. ' ‘Which source is more reliable...' and the final question ‘Study all sources. Indeed the syllabus confirms this, stating "Coursework may be produced in class or in candidates' own time.