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This phase of the cycle is all about components that are assessed in the school, either by the school's teachers or other local teachers, and are then moderated by us.
You are likely to be involved when it comes to submitting internally assessed marks and samples of work to us for external moderation. Examples of such components include: projects, field work, art work, speaking tests and assessed practical work.
On this page you can find information about:
You need to send us internally assessed marks for all candidates entered for coursework and speaking test components.
Submit your marks using one of the following methods:
VIDEO: The video shows you how to submit internally assessed marks
Instructions for administering Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level speaking tests are available below:
Guide to delivering Cambridge IGCSE speaking tests (foreign languages)
Guide to delivering Cambridge IGCSE speaking tests (second languages)
Guide to delivering Cambridge IGCSE speaking tests (English as a second language)
Cambridge IGCSE speaking tests, June 2018
Cambridge International AS and A Level speaking tests, June 2018
You need to submit samples of your candidates’ coursework and speaking tests so that we can moderate your marks. Moderation ensures that candidates across all our centres have been assessed against the same standards.
For examined coursework, instead of submitting samples you submit the work of all your candidates to us.
For specific syllabuses and components, centres need to submit samples digitally. If you are submitting samples on CD, DVD or USB stick, read our guidance on how to do this.
If you cannot use the same examiner for all of your internally assessed speaking tests, read our guidance.
The samples database explains everything you need to know about administering coursework, speaking test and examined coursework components. The database tells you:
Make sure you are always using the most up-to-date version of this database, download it from the link below each time you need to refer to it. If you save it to your device and refer to it at a later date, you may not be using the most up-to-date version.
Windows users download the database below
Cambridge samples database
Mac users download the relevant database below
Cambridge samples database for Mac users (UK)
VIDEO: Our video explains how to find the sampling requirements for each component using the samples database. Video transcript
VIDEO: The samples database shows you which forms to complete and submit with your samples. Our video explains how to complete these forms.Video transcript
If you work in a UK centre, for the majority of coursework components, we select the candidates whose work you need to include in your sample. The list of candidates whose work you need to include in your sample will be in the ‘My Messages’ section of CIE Direct approximately two working days after we have received and processed your internally assessed marks.
Once you have checked the samples database, you need to pack your candidates' work correctly and send it to us so that it arrives before the deadline. More information about packing and despatching samples is in Part 3 of the Cambridge Handbook.
We moderate/examine a range of components, for example, speaking tests and coursework, where the evidence you need to submit may include digital files, such as music recordings, speaking tests, video and photographs. If you need to submit digital files you must make sure they can be accessed and viewed or heard by our moderators/examiners.
You can download coursework idenitification and coursework return labels:
Coursework identification labels Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design - Teacher Assessment - Label 1
Coursework address labels - Teacher Assessment - Label 2
Coursework identification labels - Teacher Assessment - Label 3
For extra guidance submitting coursework and speaking tests, watch our video and download our poster.
VIDEO: This video shows you how select, pack and submit Cambridge coursework samples.
Selecting, packing and submitting coursework samples transcript
We will normally return coursework samples after we have issued results and certificates. We may keep some items of coursework for research, exhibition, archive or educational purposes.
We charge a fee per component to return Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design work (0400/01 and 02). To apply for the return of Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design work please complete and return Returning Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design Work - Teacher Assessment - Form 5.
If you are returning Cambridge ICT Starters samples, complete Cambridge ICT Starters samples form: Teacher Assessment - Form 7
For guidance on preparing and submitting Cambridge Global Perspectives work see the Cambridge Exams Officers' Guide.