Qualifications Administration Handbook

The purpose of this Qualifications Administration Handbook is to assist Examinations Officers and teachers with the administration of CCEA assessments and examinations.

This Handbook should be read in conjunction with the JCQ guidance and is governed by the GCSE, and GCE Code of Practice.

The qualifications included in this Guide are:

  • AS, Advanced and Double Award GCE (including Applied GCE);
  • GCSE (including Applied GCSE);
  • QCF, Occupational Studies and CoPE
  • OLA;
  • QCF Modern Languages

CCEA will notify centres of any amendments to the Qualifications Administration Handbook in a circular or Notice to centres.

If you have any particular view or perhaps a suggestion for how the documents can be improved, please do not hesitate to contact Centre Support, Clarendon Dock on (028) 9026 1293 or by e-mail at centresupport@ccea.org.uk.

Below you will find PDF versions of the different handbook sections for printing / downloading:


Appeals Procedure
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Calendar of Events for Academic Year 2019/20
42.91 KB - uploaded 17-12-2019
Charges 2019/20
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Charges Notes 2019/20
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Early Release and Estimated Entry Booklet
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EO Diary (Form)
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Modular GCSE - Unit Weightings 2019/20
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Specification and Entry Codes (GCE & GCSE)
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