GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) - The GCSE is a qualification that can be achieved at secondary school. GCSE's can be achieved for a number of subjects, the most important of which being Science, Maths and English. The idea of the GCSE subjects is to give pupils a sound understanding of that particular subject area.
GNVQ (General National Vocational Qualifications) - These qualifications are related to occupational areas, rather than a specific job. Many schools and colleges offer these courses and they can be studied along side GCSE's or A Levels. There are different levels of GNVQ namely Intermediate levels (equivalent to GCSE standard) and advanced level (equivalent to 2 A Levels). You can take these qualifications in a wide range of subjects, some of which include: business, art and design, manufacturing, health and social care, and leisure and tourism.
Group Based Assignments - A group-based assignment is undertaken by a team as opposed to individually. Group based assignments were devised with the intention to assess students' team working skills. The task of managing a group-based assignment will be more complex as all members will have to contribute to successfully complete the assignment. When undertaking a group based assignment it is necessary to elect a team leader to co-ordinate tasks inherent in the assignment.
Group-based Presentation - A group-based presentation is undertaken by a group of students as opposed to individually. Group based presentations like group based assignments were devised with the intention to assess students' team working skills. Successfully completing a group-based presentation requires all team members to put an equal amount of effort into the task. The election of a suitable team leader will greatly aid the task, in terms of co-ordinating the activities required to prepare for the presentation.
Group Based Task - A group-based task will be undertaken by a number of students as part of an assignment. They will then be required to complete the assignment individually, to report on their findings. They may also write a review of their teamwork to show how they could have performed better.