To help support you during 2021/22, we are changing the controls for the moderated unit (R013) so that the same January 2022 assignment can be used in June 2022.
We have anticipated that following the advice from Public Health England and/or in the event of further disruption in teaching and learning, it will take longer to prepare and take the assessment.
This adaptation is to help students who have started the assignment for the January 2022 series but face disruption when completing it
We hope this removes the pressure that you would have to start a new assignment if you miss the submission deadline for the January 2022 series.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are due to complete the qualification in 2021/22, which assignment can be submitted in the January 2022 and June 2022 series?
The Progress Cyber Ltd. assignment currently available on our website can be submitted in January 2022 and June 2022.
This adaptation is to help students who have started the assignment for the January 2022 series but face disruption when completing it or due to the disruption, you cannot mark it in time for the mark submission deadline (10 January 2022).
We complete R013 in the first year of the course and will be submitting in June 2022, can we use the Progress Cyber Ltd. assignment?
Yes, the use of Progress Cyber Ltd. is not limited to students completing this year. All students submitting unit R013 in 2021/22 should use Progress Cyber Ltd.
Will you be releasing another assignment for June 2022 on 1 December as planned?
No, we are making the current assignment available for submission in any series during 2021/22 so you do not have to prepare for a new assignment.
We are planning to submit the assignment in January 2022, what if the student wants to resubmit the unit in June 2022?
For 2021/22 only, you are permitted to submit the same assignment again in June 2022. As this is a change from what is stated in the centre handbook that says a new task must be taken, you must follow the guidance in the handbook section 3.8 that says:
- You must set a realistic date for the resubmission of work.
- The reasons why a student has been allowed to resubmit must be recorded in your assessment decision records (which would be available to us on request).
- You must also follow our guidelines on giving feedback and record the feedback given to the student on the original work. Our guidelines say any feedback given to students, on the original (marked) evidence, must only be generic and must be recorded and available to the moderator.
When giving feedback to students, we do not annotate the original work (as we mark electronically or use another method to record feedback). How do we make this available to the moderator?
If you do not routinely annotate the work that is to be submitted, you can supply the feedback given to students on a separate document and include this with your submission.
Do we need to tell you if we are resubmitting the same assignment in June 2022?
The Unit Recording Sheet (URS) asks you to record if it is a resit. Please ensure you tick the box on the URS confirming it is a resubmission and include the series the unit was originally submitted in.
The Progress Cyber Ltd. assignment has ‘FOR USE IN THE JANUARY 2022 EXAMINATION
SERIES ONLY’ on the front, is this the right assignment?
Yes, we will be updating the date on the front of the assignment shortly.
Does the recent guidance that work for Cambridge Nationals can be completed away from the centre apply to R013?
Yes, for unit R013, teachers can continue to assess work that has been produced from home for all students due to take assessments in 2021/22. Please see our guidance on producing work from home. This guidance, first published in November 2020, can still be used for assessments taken during 2021/22.
This adaptation is intended for students who cannot be directly supervised by a teacher or attend school when they are due to take the assessment for reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, the student needs to self-isolate, but they are still well enough to work on their assignment. This adaptation can be used with all students that require it, regardless of which year they complete their qualification. However, the adaptation can only be used for assessment taken during the academic year 2021/22.