Examination Updates

GCSE Controlled Assessment Calendar—2016-17

Sept 

29 Sept : Y10 English

Fast Track Lit. Pupils

Only

3.30-5.30pm Poetry

Comparison Analytical

Essay 

Sept-Oct  Y11 Double

Award Biology 

Biology Controlled Assessment, Experimental Write-up  

Sept-Oct  Y11 Triple

Award Biology 

Biology Controlled Assessment, Experimental Write up

Sept–Nov  Y11

Business Studies  To investigate the possibility of setting up a new business in your local area  

Sept- Jan  Y11 GCSE Computer Science   

Unit 3: Developing

Computing Solutions Controlled Assessment: 15 Hrs  

 

Sept- Feb  Y10

GCSE IT

Unit 2: Solving

Problems with

ICT—Controlled Assessment:

22½ Hrs 

Sept- Feb  Y11 GCSE

ICT 

Unit 4: Developing

Multimedia ICT

Solutions  Controlled

Assessment: 22½ Hrs 

Sept- Feb  Y11 Welsh

Bacc

Global Challenge -15%

Sept- 10 Apr  Y11

Welsh Bacc Individual Investigation – 50% 

Sept- 10 Apr  Y10

Welsh Bacc

Enterprise and

Employability

Challenge 20% 

Sept- Jul  Y10

Welsh Bacc (within PSE) Global Challenge -15% (in

PSE) 

Oct

1 Oct  Y11 Btech Engineering 

Unit 3 (health and safety) Coursework

Early Oct  Y11 French Optional resit of 1st piece – lunchtime or after school Written work : 200 -300 words

W/B 10 Oct Y11 Eng-

lish

Speaking and Listening

Assessment Group

Task Recorded

W/B 10 Oct  Y11

History

Impact of World

War One on

Women Essay

11 Oct  Y11 Drama

Unit 1 Period 1 -5 A1M

17 Oct-25.Nov 

Y11 Geography

Geography

Controlled

Assessment 2 Decision making enquiry into coastal management.  

17 Oct-21.Nov  Y11

Maths

Walk Talk Mock.  

20 Oct Y10 English  Fast Track Lit. Pupils Only. 

3.30-5.30pm Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Analytical Essay 

Oct-Nov  Y11

Geology  Write up of a

field investigation at Ogmore by Sea  

Completed Oct  Y11 triple and Double Award Biology 

Controlled Assessment, Experimental Write-up   

Nov

1 & 3 Nov  Y11 Maths

GCSE Revision

 

2 & 4 Nov Y11 Maths 

GCSE Maths Numeracy

Exam AM

 8 Nov Y11 Maths 

GCSE Maths Unit 1

 

10 Nov Y11 Maths 

GCSE Maths Unit 2

 W/B 14 Nov Y11

French

The world of work and work experience (2nd piece) Written work :

200 -300 words  

 17 Oct-25.Nov  Y11 Geography

Geography Controlled Assessment 2Decision making enquiry into coastal management.  

 

Nov  Y11 DA Chemistry

Investigation into factors affecting the rate of the ‘iodine clock’ reaction    

 Completed Nov Y11 Business Studies 

To investigate the possibility of setting up a new business in your local area 

 Oct-Nov  Y11

Geology  Write up of a field investigation at Ogmore by Sea

21 Nov Y10 Drama 

Period 1-5 A1M   

End of  Nov Y11

French

The world of work and work experience Oral: presentation (up to 3 mins) and follow-up Questions (up to further 4 mins).   

Dec

7—13 Dec  Y11 Pre Public Exams

Timetabled Exams SH  

W/B 12th Dec Y10 English Lit. Option Class Only. 

During lessons Shakespeare: Romeo and

Juliet Analytical Essay   

 

 

Jan

5 Jan  Y11 Biology

GCSE Science Triple/A

Resit

9 Jan  Y11 ICT 

Full Course GCSE ICT

Unit 1 Resit

10 Jan  Y11 Chemistry

GCSE Science  Triple/

A Resit

12 Jan  Y11 Physics

GCSE Science 

Triple/A Resit

19 Jan  Y11 Btech Engineering

Unit 10 mathematics for engineering

Coursework  

24 Jan Y11 Drama

Unit 2 Period 1-5 A1M  

Completed by Jan  Y11 GCSE Computer Science   

Unit 3: Developing Computing Solutions Controlled Assessment: 15 Hrs     

Feb

Early Feb Y11 French 3rd piece for improvement on first 2. Written work : 200 -300 words   

6 & 7 Feb  Y11 DT

Food/Childcare

Practical Exam (3 Hrs)

8 Feb  Y11 DT Textiles/Graphics

Practical Exam (5 Hrs)

27 Feb  Y11 DT

Food

Practical Exam (3

Hrs)

28 Feb  Y11 DT Food

Practical Exam (3 Hrs)

Completed by

Feb  Y11 Welsh

Bacc

Global Challenge

15%

Completed by Feb 

Y10 GCSE IT

Unit 2: Solving Problems with ICT—CA

22½ Hrs  

Completed by Feb  Y11 GCSE ICT 

Unit 4: Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions 

Controlled Assessment: 22½ Hrs   

Late Feb  Y11 French

3rd piece for improvement on first 2.

Oral: structured discussion (Q and A)  

Mar

1 Mar Y11 DT

GCSE Food Practical

Exam (3 Hrs)

6&7 Mar  Y11 Music

(30%)

Practical examination solo and ensemble (20 minutes each pupil)  

16-17 Mar Y11 Drama

Practical Exam Period 1 – 5 Main Hall  

2 Mar Y11 Maths

GCSE Maths Revision Session (AM)

 

20 –22 Mar Y11

Maths

GCSE Maths Mock Paper

2 Mar Y11 English

GCSE English Revision Session (AM)

 

27 Mar Y11 English

GCSE English Mock

Paper

 

24 Mar  Y10

Engineering in

Design 

Unit 1 Coursework

24 Mar  Y11 Btech

Engineering 

Unit 7 Machining Techniques Coursework

24 Mar Y11 Child Development

Child Study Unit 2

Coursework

Board prescribed task

Coursework

24 Mar  Y10

Health and Social

Care 

Unit 1 Coursework

24 Mar  Y11 WJEC DT (all focus areas) Design and Make task CAT Book  

30-31 Mar  Y11

GCSE Art and

Design Exam  

10 Hr Exam

April

3, 4 and 5 Apr Y11 Welsh

Unit 3 Oral External Exam 25%

Completed by 10 Apr Y11 Welsh Bacc Individual Investigation – 50%

Completed by 10 Apr Y11 Welsh Bacc Individual Investigation – 50%

Completed by 10 Apr Y10 Welsh Bacc

Enterprise and Employability Challenge 20%

 

May

12 May  Y11 Welsh

Unit 4 Writing Exam 25%

 

June

W/B 5 Jun Y10 English Speaking and Listening  Assessment Individual Presentation - Recorded

 

 

July

4-7 Jul Y10 Internal Examinations

Timetabled Exams SH

12 & 13 July  Geography Fieldwork

Enquiry for the non-examination assessment

Completed by July  Y10 Welsh Bacc

(within  PSE)

Global Challenge -15% (in PSE)

 

 2015/16 GCSE and A-Level certificates

GCSE and A Level certificates for pupils who left school in 2015 or 2016 will be made available for collection from reception between 10:00am and 2:00pm on the following days:
  • Tuesday 13th December
  • Wednesday 14th December
  • Wednesday 4th January
  • Thursday 5th January
For those pupils who returned to the 6th form, your GCSE certificates will be given out to you shortly after the mock exams in January.If you left the school prior to 2015 and have not yet collected your certificates then please e-mail rstagg@cowbridgecs.co.uk to find out if we still have your certificates on file.


Examination Certificates


Did you or a member of your family attend Cowbridge Comprehensive School or its preceeding Grammar Schools?

Have you collected your O level/GCSE or A level certificates?

It would be wonderful to be able to pass on certificates to their rightful owners, especially as some date back to the 1960's. The school has no obligation to retain these certificates, and they are expensive to replace. If you are unsure whether you have collected your certificates please contact the school with your name at the time; the year you left; and the level of certification. If the certificates are still in school you will need to call in to sign for them, or nominate someone to do so on your behalf.