What happens if I make an error when submitting controlled assessment marks?
If you have already submitted a mark but it needs to be amended (eg because of an administrative error), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the student and amended point score.
When will I be able to access Edexcel Online to submit marks and see the requested sample?
You should be able to start submitting marks now but you won’t be able to view the requested sample until the beginning of April 2017.
How do I identify the sample of work that needs to be sent to the moderator?
When you log in to Edexcel Online and go to the controlled assessment mark submission screen there will be a tick next to the candidates' names that need to be sent for moderation. You also need to send the work of the highest- and lowest-scoring candidates if they are not part of the requested sample.
If, for some reason, you're unable to send the work for a particular student, you should send the work of an equivalent student with a similar mark. You should also write a note to the moderator explaining the reason for the change.
What is the deadline for submitting controlled assessment marks?
The final date for submitting GCSE History controlled assessment marks and samples of work for the summer 2017 series is 15 May 2017.
This is the date by which you must have submitted your controlled assessment marks to us via Edexcel Online, and have sent your sample of student work to the moderator. Please note that your Exams Officer will have their own internal deadlines.
Where a centre has been affected by circumstances beyond its control, it may, in exceptional cases, be possible for us to grant a short extension. Requests must be sent to the history assessment team at email@example.com.
Who is my moderator and what is their address?
Moderators are randomly allocated to centres. You will be able to find out your moderator’s name and address from early April via Edexcel Online.
In large centres with multiple teachers, it's essential that you carry out internal moderation before you finalise the controlled assessment marks. You should sample double-mark, selecting mark points within the same band from different teaching sets. The double marking should continue until you are satisfied that you have achieved comparability.
Internal standardisation should ensure that your centre's candidates are ranked correctly.
It's important that you annotate the controlled assessment to show the moderator how you have interpreted the mark scheme and applied it to the students' work. You should mark and annotate the work in ink (rather than pencil).
Indications in the margins as to where specific assessment objective bands are perceived, together with summative comments at the end of each part of the controlled assessment, are ideal. Please ensure that the audience for your comments is clearly the moderator rather than the student.
You should not attempt to grade the work; you should be marking the work by applying the marking criteria in a consistent manner.
The controlled assessment and coursework grades will be awarded at the end of each examination series using the standard code of practice awarding process. Grade boundaries, which are subject to change each exam series, are published on the grade boundaries page. For summer 2017, they'll be available to download from results day (24 August 2017).
Please also remember that the mark you submit to us should be the total raw mark, not the UMS mark. The UMS marks are allocated by us as a result of the awarding process.
A score of zero should only be used if a candidate has submitted work that is found to meet none of the assessment criteria. An X should be used for any candidate who is absent.