Functional Skills English, Speaking Listening and Communicating (8720S, 8725S)

Guidance on choosing student samples for moderation in this component.

Our Centre Marks Submission system on e-AQA (e-Subs) does not automatically select student samples for this component. Depending on the number of candidates you have, you either send all your students’ projects to the allocated moderator or your moderator will contact you with details of the projects you need to send.

Sample size

The sample size is 10 students with a Pass grade for each level.

10 students or fewer for a level

If you have 10 students or fewer you should submit all of your students’ recordings (both Pass and Fail) for that level.

Fewer than 10 students at Pass for a level

If you have fewer than 10 students with a Pass grade for a level, submit all the Pass recordings you have and include additional Fail recordings to make the total sample up to 10 students.

Examples

  • If you submit a total of 20 grades for Level 1, made up of 18 Pass grades and 2 Fail grades, you would include 10 Pass recordings in your Level 1 sample.
  • If you submit a total of 7 grades for Level 1, made up of 3 Pass grades and 4 Fail grades, you would include all 7 recordings in your Level 1 sample.
  • If you submit a total of 13 grades for Level 1, made up of 7 Pass grades and 6 Fail grades, you would include 7 Pass and 3 Fail recordings in your Level 1 sample.

Parental interest

This status is used to indicate that a candidate’s work has been assessed by a teacher/assessor who has a personal interest in the candidate.

If you've assigned any of your candidates a 'parental interest' status on e-Submissions, then you must send their work in addition to the sample above.