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CCEA’s full suite of GCSE and GCE subject support guidance and webinars available online

Published: 16/04/2021, 1:45pm

This week saw the release of the remaining pre-recorded GCSE and GCE webinars, as part of CCEA’s wider support programme for the summer 2021 alternative arrangements. The webinars, alongside the subject support guidance, are available to view at the dedicated Summer 2021 page.

CCEA publishes Occupational Studies, Vocational and Entry Level qualifications Summer 2021 Alternative Arrangements - Process for Heads of Centre

Published: 30/03/2021, 11:30am

CCEA has now published the guidance and process for schools and colleges on how the alternative awarding arrangements for Summer 2021 CCEA’s Occupational Studies, Vocational Qualifications and Entry Level Qualifications will operate following the cancellation of this year’s exams by the Minister of Education, Peter Weir MLA.

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) Release Guidance on GCSE and AS/A level Awarding Process

Published: 29/03/2021, 3:25pm

Most students in Northern Ireland take GCSE and AS/A Level qualifications with CCEA. Guidance for CCEA qualifications was published on 5 March 2021. However, there are students who also take qualifications with AQA, WJEC/Eduqas, OCR and Pearson. These qualifications will follow JCQ published guidance which was released on 26 March 2021.

CCEA launches subject specific guidance for 25 GCSE subjects

Published: 26/03/2021, 4:05pm

Today, CCEA has released 25 GCSE subject specific guidance materials as part of the support provision for the Summer 2021 alternative awarding arrangements.

CCEA’s GCE Teacher Support Guidance for Summer 2021 Awarding available online

Published: 25/03/2021, 4:00pm

As of today, all 30 GCE teacher support guidance documents for Summer 2021 alternative awarding arrangements are now available to view online. This follows the release of CCEA’s Summer 2021: Alternative Arrangements – Process for Heads of Centre earlier this month.

Information Regarding Private Candidates and Summer 2021 Alternative Awarding Arrangements

Published: 25/03/2021, 1:35pm

CCEA have now published Information Regarding Private Candidates and Summer 2021 Alternative Awarding Arrangements – setting out the process for schools and colleges when awarding a Centre Determined Grade for private candidates.

CCEA publishes revised guidance

Published: 16/03/2021, 1:00pm

CCEA has today issued a revised version of its Summer 2021 Alternative Arrangements guidance to schools and colleges.

CCEA publishes GCSE, AS and A level Awarding Summer 2021: Alternative Arrangements – Process for Heads of Centre

Published: 05/03/2021, 3:30pm

CCEA has today published the guidance and process for schools and colleges on how the alternative awarding arrangements for Summer 2021 CCEA qualifications will operate following the cancellation of this year’s exams by the Minister of Education, Peter Weir MLA.

CCEA welcomes the Education Minister's announcement on the alternative awarding arrangements for summer 2021

Published: 02/02/2021, 11:55am

The Education Minister has set out today how the alternative awarding arrangements for summer 2021 CCEA qualifications will operate.

Deloitte review of CCEA's alternative awarding arrangements in 2020

Published: 21/01/2021, 1:25pm

The Department of Education has today published an independent report on the review of the alternative awarding of CCEA’s 2020 summer GCSE, AS and A level examinations. The review, which was carried out by Deloitte over a six-week period in the autumn, analysed CCEA’s awarding methodology including design, implementation, management and communication of the arrangements.

Ofqual consultation on GCSE, AS, A level and vocational qualifications for summer 2021

Published: 15/01/2021, 5:00pm

Today Ofqual has published two consultations on its proposals for summer 2021 awarding in England in response to the cancellation of GCSE and A level examinations this year.

CCEA statement on the cancellation of 2021 examinations

Published: 06/01/2021, 2:35pm

Following today’s decision by Minister of Education, Peter Weir MLA, all GCSE, AS and A2 exams due to take place in January, February, May and June will be cancelled.

CCEA resources to help support the curriculum and assessment in 2021

Published: 31/12/2020, 12:00pm

These resources may be useful for schools, teachers, parents and pupils, following the announcement of remote learning.

Further adaptations to be introduced for CCEA Occupational Studies with submission date extended

Published: 21/12/2020, 3:15pm

Today, the Education Minister has agreed that further adaptations should be made for CCEA’s Occupational Studies qualifications in light of the ongoing challenges posed by the health pandemic.

CCEA responds to the Education Minister’s announcement on summer 2021 examinations

Published: 15/12/2020, 1:10pm

Today CCEA received instructions from the Department of Education, outlining the Minister’s decisions in relation to further modifications to the delivery of GCSE, AS and A-Level examinations.