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Can someone clarify this please...

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by 8sycamore, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. 8sycamore

    8sycamore Occasional commenter

    Could someone tell me what they understand to be "an externally assessed unit"?

    Is it one topic within a subject, is it the whole of an area e.g. philosophy within the wider R.S spec or is it the previous year's exam paper?

    I have to do a presentation on an externally assessed unit of my choice for a job interview. It isn't for a school, and it is being done remotely. I have nobody to contact and ask for clarification.

    Any views most gratefully received!
  2. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Occasional commenter

    Externally assessed unit will almost always be an exam marked centrally as opposed to internally assessed units which would be coursework of some form
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  3. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    You need to know the exam board and course specification. Externally assessed units are usually mandatory pieces of course work which are either sent away or, in practical subject, an external assessor will come in to school to assess.
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  4. 8sycamore

    8sycamore Occasional commenter

    Thanks everyone. I know the exam board and the spec. It is A Level R.S and it is OCR. There is no coursework. There are three exams. I just don't know what they class as a unit...is it one topic within the three areas or the whole of one of the three?
  5. parseltongue

    parseltongue New commenter

    A unit generally refers to one module, which could constitute a whole exam paper, but is more likely a big topic within one exam paper.
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  6. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    Then each section of the spec is the unit. If it has its own code, that's a unit.
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