All activities that take place ‘offsite’ must be recorded. A list of offsite activities can be found in Appendix B of the Guide to NEA.
While some activities are harder than others to film this should not be considered a reason to not film them. An activity that requires video evidence must be filmed and that evidence recorded. If you cannot film, it and it is on the offsite list then your centre cannot do that activity.
Learners being filmed need to be very clearly identified.
When filming the activity, you must film all the skills required by the criteria for that sport. If filmed evidence does not contain all the criteria for that sport, then the marks of your candidates may be scaled.
It is important that you review the filmed evidence and are confident that it supports the marks awarded – there is no point in teachers giving marks based on the level of performance they know a candidate is capable of, but not shown in the filming, as the moderator will not see evidence to support the marks.
A full list of the activities that are considered offsite and require to be filmed can be found in Appendix B of the Guide to NEA:
All activities that are considered onsite do not have to be filmed, however activities on the day of moderation must be filmed. This means that any performance seen by the moderator on the day of moderation must be filmed by the centre.
This filmed evidence must be sent to OCR within 10 working days of the moderation day and will be
used (alongside film of any offsite activities) if a review of moderation is later requested.
Centres must arrange for the filming of:
- All learners involved in moderation on the day of moderation
- Evidence of all off-site activities (For the full list of off-site activities that require filming please refer to Appendix B in the Guide to NEA)
- At least 6 candidate performances across at least 2 activities encompassing a range of marks ideally top, middle and lowest mark in each of the 2 activities
- All EAPI’s, for all learners entering for the qualification.
Moderation takes place as part of a cluster group. As a group of centres, you have the choice either to film your own students and each send an individual video, or to film everything as a cluster and send in one video showing all students. Whichever option you choose, we require one cover sheet from each centre involved.
The requirement to film all performances of all students on the moderation day is an Ofqual requirement. Failure to film the day and send this footage to us will be considered maladministration.
The full paragraph about this is contained in Section 3c.3 of the Guide to NEA.