Teacher discussions on Non-Examination Assessment (NEA) Phase 2

We are inviting teachers to participate in a series of focus group discussions about their perceptions and experiences of Non-Examination Assessment (NEA) in GCSEs. NEA refers to any type of assessment that is not an exam taken by all candidates at the same time. NEA therefore covers a range of assessment activities including coursework, oral assessment, fieldwork, portfolio work and practical assessment.

Each focus group will discuss teacher perceptions and experiences of:

  1. The role of NEA in GCSE assessments
  2. Delivering NEA
  3. Assessing NEA
  4. Resources and guidance relating to NEA
  5. Teacher training in NEA

At the end of each focus group there will be an opportunity for participants to suggest how NEA could be developed in the future to support the new curriculum.

We will host focus groups at five different locations across Wales. We anticipate that there will be around 12 participants in each group. We want to hear from teachers with experience of NEA in one or more of the GCSE subjects listed below. Please note that French, German and Spanish will be discussed together in the Modern Foreign Languages session. All other subjects will be discussed individually. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to network with other teachers at each session.

We intend to use the findings from this research to shape the future design and development of qualifications, for example when looking at how qualifications can support the new curriculum for Wales. We have already completed a number of focus groups in ten GCSE subjects and the findings from these groups have been invaluable in informing our understanding of how teachers view NEA in their subject. The findings from this first phase of the research will be available in early 2020.

If you would like to contribute your views in one of these focus groups, please select an event from the list below.  Spaces are limited so please only sign up once you have confirmed you will be able to attend. We also request that no more than two teachers per subject attend from each school.

If you sign up and are then unable to attend, please cancel your booking through EventBrite to give someone else a chance to take part.

If you would like to contribute to this research but are unable to attend one of these focus groups, please contact research@qualificationswales.org

For information on how we use and store personal data, and your rights relating to this, the privacy notice can be read here.

Time, date and location of each focus group 

Subject

Location

Date

Time

Registration

Music

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Monday 4 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

History

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Monday 4 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Design and Technology

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Tuesday 5 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

French, German, Spanish

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Tuesday 5 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Food & Nutrition

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Wednesday 6 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Media Studies

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Wednesday 6 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Welsh Second Language

Wrexham Glyndŵr University,

Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

Thursday 7 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Food & Nutrition

Qualifications Wales,

Pencarn Lane,

Imperial {ark

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Wednesday 20 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Media Studies

Qualifications Wales,

Q2 Building,

Pencarn Lane,

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Wednesday 20 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Welsh Second Language

Qualifications Wales,

Q2 Building,

Pencarn Lane,

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Thursday 21 November 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Music

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Monday 2 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

History

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Monday 2 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Design and Technology

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Tuesday 3 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

French, German, Spanish

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Tuesday 3 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Food and Nutrition

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Wednesday 4 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Media Studies

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Wednesday 4 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Welsh Second Language

The Imperial Hotel,

Vaughan Street,

The Promenade

Llandudno

LL30 1AP

Thursday 5 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Music

Qualifications Wales,

Q2 Building,

Pencarn Lane,

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Wednesday 11 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

History

Qualifications Wales,

Q2 Building,

Pencarn Lane,

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Wednesday 11 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Design and Technology

Qualifications Wales,

Q2 Building,

Pencarn Lane,

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Thursday 12 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

French, German, Spanish

Qualifications Wales,

Q2 Building,

Pencarn Lane,

Coedkernew

Newport

NP10 8AR

Thursday 12 December 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Welsh Second Language

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Wednesday 8 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Food and Nutrition

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Thursday 9 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Media Studies

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Thursday 9 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Welsh Second Language

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Tuesday 14 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Food and Nutrition

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Wednesday 15 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Media Studies

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Wednesday 15 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Music

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Wednesday 22 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

History

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Wednesday 22 January

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Design and Technology

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Thursday 23 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

French, German, Spanish

Mercure Swansea Hotel,

Phoenix Way,

Llansamlet

Swansea

SA7 9EG

 

Thursday 23 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Music

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Wednesday 29 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

History

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Wednesday 29 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

Design and Technology

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Thursday 30 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite

French, German, Spanish

Henstaff Court Business Centre,

Llantrisant Road,

Cardiff

CF72 8NG

Thursday 30 January 2019

16:00-18:00

Eventbrite