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Escape Controlled Assessment

Controlled assessments as part of a GCSE course were to be introduced with the new specifications in September 2009. The QCA and exam boards produced guidance on what it meant for students’ work to be controlled.

Although the e-scape trial work in geography was not confined by existing regulations, it was the intention that the system should be adopted as one approach that was effective in the assessment of students’ work under controlled conditions for live GCSE exams.

This document provides a basic summary of controlled assessment regulations in the revised GCSE Specifications in geography, showing how the e-scape approach matched them.

Controlled Assessments Grid


‘GCSE home coursework is scrapped’ – BBC news report from June 2007 on the demise of ‘coursework’ and the introduction of controlled assessments.

Thinking about GCSE – GTIP (Geography Trainer Induction Programme) Think Piece on revised GCSE courses.

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