Each week you will be set an assignment to help you to practice the topics set for that particular week of the course. I strongly recommend that you complete all activities for all sections of each week of the course even though they are not marked as this would represent the work that you would complete in a classroom.
In a classroom, students would be studying for 2.5 hours each week in class plus an hour of independent study. For your course, you have a pre-recorded class each week, a live study group, plus an average 3 hours of independent study. At the start and end of the course, you may find that this increases as practical tasks may take longer, and you are required to watch the fillms used in the course.
To access your weekly assignment, click on the assignment tab on the left hand menu of the course. You will see the number of marks available for the assignment and the pass mark. Failing an assignment doesn’t mean that you have failed the course, but will mean that I leave additional feedback on how to improve to a “good” pass of a 6 or more.
When you are ready to start your assignment, click the Start Button under the Assignment Information:
Once open, you will be able to access the assignment document and may complete the assignment using the on screen editor or as a separate document to upload. All assignments are due for submission the day before the next lesson (feedback will be added within 7 days).
Don’t worry if you are completing your assignment in stages -just click the Save button to save your progress.
Your assignment will not be sent to me until you click the Send button on your assignment or the time limit on the assignment is up. Please check that you have done this each week!
If you have any questions about your assignment, you can send an email to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
After your assignment has been graded, you will see your mark and feedback in your assignment document where you uploaded your assignment.
The standard passing grade for assignments is 8 / 12 which represents the “good” pass mark (a solid grade 6) for the GCSE average grade boundaries (see below).
Average grade boundaries used for assignments & mock exams are shown below. These are currently based on the OCR UK exam as the 9-1 CIE exams have not yet taken place, but will be updated using the average for the 2019 exams once these are released.
(red = low pass / fail, orange = pass, green = good pass, blue = high pass)
- 9 > 85%
- 8 > 78%
- 7 > 70%
- 6 > 61%
- 5 > 53%
- 4 > 44%
- 3 > 33%
- 2 > 23%
- 1 > 13%
- U <13%