Autumn 2012 Controlled Assessment Advice (Independence)

Report
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Part 1
Changes to Controlled Assessment
The new ‘strengthened’ Specification
First Award 2014
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
There are significant changes to Controlled Assessment ahead
This PPT provides you with a summary of the main changes.
This summary needs to be read in conjunction with the detailed information
in the new spec (see pages 29 – 37)
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
 For the award in 2014 the number of tasks will be reduced to one (from two)
 The single task is based on the Fieldwork Enquiry from the current Specification
The ‘Issue’ task will no longer be required. The 2013 award will be the last
time that this will form part of the assessment package
 The new Fieldwork Enquiry will be worth 25% of the total
assessment package
 It will be marked out of 50
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
There is a subtle change to the weighting of Assessment Objectives
Current Spec – last award in 2013
Strengthened Spec – first award in 2014
AO1 K & U: 6% (E) + 3% (I) = 9%
AO1 K & U: (Enquiry) = 6%
AO2 App:
3% (E) + 3% (I) = 6%
AO2 App:
(Enquiry) = 7%
AO3 Skills:
6% (E) + 4% (I) = 10%
= 25%
AO3 Skills:
(Enquiry) = 12%
= 25%
This is obviously reflected in the marks allocated to each AO ......
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
The single task, the Fieldwork Enquiry for the 2014 award, will be marked as follows:
AO1 – Knowledge and Understanding: 12 marks
AO2 – Application:
AO3 – Skills:
14 marks
24 marks
Total 50 marks
Each AO has 4 Levels of
response, with specific
strands identified to facilitate
marking, as in the example
below ............................
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Centres will develop and contextualise their task from one (or more) of the generic
titles available in the Specification
The generic titles will change for each award
The titles for the 2014 award are in the published Specification
The titles for the 2015 award will be published on the WJEC
website in May 2013.
A similar pattern will be adopted thereafter
No alternative generic titles can be used by centres as the
basis for their contextualised tasks for each awarding year
The WJEC has developed a new, streamlined process, by
which centres submit their contextualised title(s). WJEC
need to be informed of the contextualised title(s) 10 weeks
ahead of the work being undertaken. Full details, along
with the submission document, will shortly be posted on
the WJEC website . Contact Andrew Williams at WJEC for
further information.
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Assessing ........
Generic tasks for the Enquiry (for award in 2014)
Theme
Key Q
Investigate spatial variations in quality of life
1
1.4
Investigate the distribution of retail services
1
2.1
Investigate variation of river processes and landforms along a
river channel
2
4.2 &4.3
Investigate the strategies needed to manage an area of eroding
coastline
2
5.4
Investigate factors that determine the location of secondary
industry
3
2.1
Investigate the impact of tertiary economic activity on people
and the environment
3
3.1
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Centres will need to be conversant with
the JCQ regulations for conducting
controlled assessment through each
phase.......
Task setting
Task taking
Task marking
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
The sequence for the Enquiry .......
When you study the sequence, your attention is
drawn to:
• the preparation period ahead of the fieldtrip
• the changed timings for each phase (compared
to the current spec)
• the greater emphasis on evaluation
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
 part 2 of this session focuses on widening data
collection activities for the fieldwork Enquiry.
 the emphasis will be on creating opportunities for independence when
candidates collect field evidence to support their investigation
 this will reflect the revised assessment criteria found in the new
‘strengthened’ Specification
 the short presentation and the subsequent workshop may
also be of interest to those centres who have yet to develop
their final Enquiry (for the 2013 award)
If there are any questions relating to controlled assessment for the new, ‘strengthened’
Specification, please ask them at the Q & A session at the end of the meeting
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Part 2
Widening techniques used
to collect primary evidence
Encouraging candidate
Independence
A presentation and workshop
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Assessment criteria for AO2 – Skills (level 4) – current spec
“Candidates are able to utilise a wide range
of entirely appropriate techniques to:
collect,
record,
select,
process,
refine and
present primary and secondary data.”
.... in the strengthened Spec for 2014 .......
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Assessment Objective 3 – Skills, analysis and evaluation (page
Level 2:
7 – 12 marks Level 3:
37 of the spec)
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
13 – 18 marks Level 4:
19 – 24 marks
Uses a basic outline ........
Selects and uses relevant .....
Independently selects and uses
pertinent geographical questions to
sequence the enquiry process
Investigates a range of primary / sec ..
Investigates primary and secondary
data using a range of techniques ......
Independently investigates primary
and relevant secondary data using a
range of techniques ........
Uses a limited range of techniques to
process and present graphical info
Independently selects and uses a
range of techniques to process and
present graphical / cartographic info
Independently selects and uses a
range of techniques to process and
present graphical / cartographic and
statistical information.
Analysis includes simple .....
Analysis includes explanation of a ....
Analysis includes specific ...
Comments on the limitations ......
Evaluates the methodology ......
Critically evaluates the methodology ..
Investigate factors that determine the location of secondary industry
There are clear advantages for locating a new canning factory on the
Hardwick Industrial Park compared to the North Lynn Industrial Estate
The centre intends to use a range of primary data collection techniques to underpin the
investigation. A visit to each site will include the completion of a bi-polar survey sheet
The site is not close to
any to a dual
carriageway or main
trunk route
Lorry movement in and out of the site
1
2
3
4
5
The site is adjacent to a
dual carriageway and a
main trunk route
The centre recognises the value of bi-polar surveys as they allow all candidates to
collate, refine and represent the statistical data gained in a wide variety of ways,
ahead of analysis.
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
There are clear advantages for locating a new canning factory on the
Hardwick Industrial Park compared to the North Lynn Industrial Estate
The site is not close to
any to a dual
carriageway or main
trunk route
Lorry movement in and out of the site
1
2
3
4
5
The site is adjacent to a
dual carriageway and a
main trunk route
All candidates are issued with a sheet which includes 8 different opposing
statements, all of which relate to different aspects of industrial location, e.g.........
The site will need
extensive landscaping
before construction
can begin
Site preparation
1
2
3
4
5
The site is already
prepared for
construction to begin
immediately
New assessment criteria.... Why not build in opportunities to facilitate candidate independence?
 Candidates are given 2 headed boxes, but they have to develop their own bi-polar
statements, e.g. ..... on Potential Noise Disturbance for nearby residents / on
potential links with support companies on adjacent land
 More able candidates are given the opportunity to devise two more headed boxes and
the associated bi-polar statements on locational factors not included in the 8 pre-
determined boxes
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Investigate factors needed to manage an area of eroding coastline
Is managed retreat the only worthwhile coastal management strategy
for Happisburgh?
The centre intends to use a range of primary data collection techniques to underpin the
investigation. Evidence will include drawing field sketches and taking photo evidence.
All students are given some support through a
starter sketch
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Is managed retreat the only worthwhile coastal management strategy
for Happisburgh?
Characteristics when wet:
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
Marine action: ___________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
Characteristics when wet:
_______________________________
_______________________________
Is managed retreat the only worthwhile coastal management strategy
for Happisburgh?
Micro field sketches can be attempted by most students
Gabions here
This slows the rate of erosion by:
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
Now select two more sea defence
systems used by the authorities within
our study area. Draw micro field
sketches and annotate them to show
how they might slow the rate of
erosion. Add the location of these
systems onto the map supplied
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Is managed retreat the only worthwhile coastal management strategy for Happisburgh?
Selecting and annotating digital pictures is a further opportunity for
independence ........
Some houses are already so vulnerable:
____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
The lifeboat and coastguard station have already
been abandoned: ___________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
It is the processes within the cliff that are most
problematic: ______________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
An annotated photo at Happisburgh to highlight why coastal management is so complex. Add
your annotations to the 3 selected text boxes ............. Add a 4th observation of your own.
Is managed retreat the only worthwhile coastal management strategy for Happisburgh?
Selecting and annotating digital pictures is a further opportunity for
independence ........
____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
____________________________________
The lifeboat and coastguard station have already
been abandoned: ___________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
An annotated photo at Happisburgh highlighting why coastal management is so complex. One
has been started for you. Identify two other features of your own.
Is managed retreat the only worthwhile coastal management strategy for Happisburgh?
Greater independence when taking digital pictures – the impact of rapid
erosion on Happisburgh
The students are asked to select three locations in and around Happisburgh. Each
location should reflect the impact that rapid erosion has had on the village.
A social, economic and an environmental impact is
required. The location should be shown on a base
map.
Students are asked to
record the rationale behind
their choice
I took this picture of the
demolished coastguard
station as I think it
shows a social impact.
Losing the station
means .......
Investigate the distribution of retail services
Why are out of town retail parks increasingly popular at the expense of
the CBD in Ipswich?
Fieldwork is often enhanced through the use of
questionnaires. Is there room to encourage
independence in the data collected?
The most effective questionnaires ask a limited
range of ‘closed’ questions. The data collected
needs to be........
 Tightly focussed on the specific task
Beyond this, tasks should be
devised to encourage additionality
and independence in questionnaire
construction
 The data collected needs to lend itself to
graphical representation
 Base data is ideally collated to offer more
statistical rigour and options for analysis
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Investigate the distribution of retail services
Why are out of town retail parks increasingly popular at the expense of
the CBD in Ipswich?
A GCSE class of 25 students conducted a questionnaire to contribute to the Enquiry above
All candidates collected the same base data, using closed question techniques
The date was collated in the research phase, so students had their own responses
and the average for the whole class.... for individual refinement and analysis
An extract from the shopper survey ...........
A place where parking is free
Where there is safe pedestrian access
Where public transport is easily available
Where I can find a wide range of shops in one place
A place that offers a variety of places to eat / drink
Not important at all
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Very important to me
How important are these factors for your shopping
experience?
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
Where there is safe pedestrian access
Where public transport is easily available
Where I can find a wide range of shops in one place
2
3
4
5
6
Not important at all
A place where parking is free
1
A place that offers a variety of places to eat / drink
7
8
9
10
Very important to me
How important are these factors for your shopping
experience?
In addition to the base data, candidates might be encouraged to enhance the
questionnaire by introducing new ideas of their own. Without your assistance, they might
decide to...................
• target / categorise specific groups of shoppers (by age / gender)
• widen the range of factors
• explore the views of retailers, not just the customers
..... for example
Investigate the impact of tertiary activity on people and the environment
An investigation into the problems caused by Ashton Gate, the home of
Bristol City. Is locating to the greenfield site of Ashton Vale the answer?
The task requires the
collection of a range of
data on match days and
non-match days:
• Environmental impacts
• Noise pollution
• Light pollution
• Congestion surveys
• Pedestrian flows etc
All students must
articulate their own
perspective of the
existing site (the impact
on people and the
environment) ...........
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Investigate the impact of tertiary activity on people and the environment
An investigation into the problems caused by Ashton Gate, the home of
Bristol City. Is the Ashton Vale development the answer?
.... but they are also asked to suggest how different groups of people may feel about the issue
On the fieldtrip the
students must select
two stakeholders from
the short list available
For each stakeholder
chosen they must
record their ideas on
how these people feel
about the impact of the
ground / the possible
closure of the ground
Elderly local residents
The owner of the newsagents
The local councillor
A steward working at the ground
To add some individuality, students are encouraged to
nominate a third stakeholder viewpoint (not from the list).
The rationale for selecting this stakeholder needs to be
explained along with the view suggested
I feel......
___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
___________________
_
Investigate the distribution of retail services
Why are out of town retail parks increasingly popular at the expense of
the CBD in Ipswich?
When developing the guidance material to
support the task, every opportunity should be
taken to encourage some independence in data
collection, additional secondary research and
techniques to represent the information.
As previously explored, for questionnaires this
may mean that you ask students to consider:
• widening the questions asked
• approaching defined respondents
• using a different ‘closed’ technique
but more than this......
Not only will this facilitate individuality in data
collection, but it will also encourage students to
explore (perhaps) a wider range of graphical /
statistical and cartographic techniques
WJEC Geography GCSE Spec B – CPD event – Autumn 2012
Guidance sheets can be supportive in explaining the
need to use a range of basic graphical techniques.
To access the higher levels of the mark scheme,
guidance sheets need to overtly prompt
independent thinking in terms of the range of
techniques employed to represent the data, ahead
of analysis.
Level 2: Uses a limited range of techniques to process
and present graphical information
Level 3: Independently selects and uses a range of techniques
to process and present graphical / cartographic information
Level 4: Independently selects and uses a range of techniques to process
and present graphical / cartographic and statistical information
Assessment Objective 3 – Skills, analysis and evaluation
Level 2:
7 – 12 marks Level 3:
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks
13 – 18 marks Level 4:
19 – 24 marks
Uses a basic outline ........
Selects and uses relevant .....
Independently selects and
uses pertinent geographical
questions to sequence the
enquiry process
Investigates a range of primary / sec ..
Investigates primary and secondary
data using a range of techniques ......
Independently investigates
primary and relevant
secondary data using a range
of techniques ........
Uses a limited range of techniques to
process and present graphical info
Independently selects and
uses a range of techniques to
process and present
graphical / cartographic info
Independently selects and
uses a range of techniques to
process and present
graphical / cartographic and
statistical information.
Analysis includes simple .....
Analysis includes explanation of a ....
Analysis includes specific ...
Comments on the limitations ......
Evaluates the methodology ......
Critically evaluates the methodology ..
Planning for Controlled Assessment tasks - Workshop
In small groups explore these two issues in
relation to controlled tasks for 2014+
What are the greatest challenges for
your department in developing an
Enquiry task for the strengthened spec?
What strategies can be employed to encourage
independence in the range of techniques
employed from data collection to analysis?
Assessing ........
Generic tasks for the Enquiry (for award in 2014)
Theme
Key Q
Investigate spatial variations in quality of life
1
1.4
Investigate the distribution of retail services
1
2.1
Investigate variation of river processes and
landforms along a river channel
2
4.2
&4.3
Investigate the strategies needed to manage an
area of eroding coastline
2
5.4
Investigate factors that determine the location
of secondary industry
3
2.1
Investigate the impact of tertiary economic
activity on people and the environment
3
3.1
This PPT presentation will be available for
download from the secure area of the WJEC website

similar documents