I'm new to Controlled Assessments - here are my questions: The pupils are allowed to prepare stuff in the lessons during 'stage 2', but they're not allowed to take this home to learn it. And they're allowed to prepare stuff at home, but they're not allowed to take this into school. Have I understood this correctly? It doesn't make a lot of sense. How much lesson time would you invest in 'stage 2'? I don't want to lose too much valuable teaching time, but of course I'd like them to do well in the CA. How many CA's do you do over the 2 years of the GCSE course? I'm trying to do 4 a year (2 for each skill), but I don't know if I'm over-doing it and rushing them too much.