This notice has been produced on behalf of: AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC
Information for candidates: non-examination assessments.
This document tells you about some things that you must and must not do when you are completing your work.
When you submit your work for marking, the awarding body will normally require you to sign an authentication statement confirming that you have read and followed these regulations.
If there is anything that you do not understand, you must ask your teacher.
Preparing your work – good practice
If you receive help and guidance from someone other than your teacher, you must tell your teacher who will then record the nature of the assistance given to you.
If you worked as part of a group on an assignment, for example undertaking field research, you must each write up your own account of the assignment. Even if the data you have is the same, you must describe in your own words how that data was obtained and you must independently draw your own conclusions from the data.
You must meet the deadlines that your teacher gives you. Remember – your teachers are there to guide you. Although they cannot give you direct assistance, they can help you to sort out any problems before it is too late.
Take care of your work and keep it safe. Do not leave it lying around where your classmates can find it. You must always keep your work secure and confidential whilst you are preparing it; do not share it with your classmates. If it is stored on the computer network, keep your password secure. Collect all copies from the printer and destroy those you do not need.
Do not be tempted to use pre-prepared on-line solutions — this is cheating. Electronic tools used by awarding bodies can detect this sort of copying. You must not write inappropriate, offensive or obscene material.