Mark Sirot-Smith, Business and Economics Subject Advisor
Here at OCR we often have queries from centres about marking coursework, or non-exam assessment (NEA). For our Cambridge Technical in Business (2012 and 2016), this means all units where a piece of coursework has been written by students. In this blog I summarise the key points to be aware of to make sure you are marking to the correct standard.
There are several resources that will help you have confidence in your application of the grading criteria for Cambridge Technicals in Business:
General information on NEA administration is available on Teach Cambridge. For Cambridge Technical in Business specifically, please remember to have completed the following to ensure you are ready for moderation:
We hope that your students enjoy the NEA elements of the Cambridge Technicals. There is a wide variety of units which should have something interesting for everyone. As we move forward into next year, do remember to keep an eye on our subject updates: you can sign up for these using the link below.
There are student-facing resources on Teach Cambridge which you may wish to use with students to support them in achieving the best grade they can.
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Mark recently joined OCR, after over 30 years in teaching, lecturing and senior leadership in a variety of secondary schools and FE colleges. He loves being active: walking his dog, playing tennis and visiting his three grown-up children in the midlands and north, especially if it coincides with a Crystal Palace away game!