Externally Set Assignment Update

11 December 2023

Update on Component 2 for A Level, GCSE, and International GCSE Art and Design

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I hope the school term is going well and that you can look forward to your upcoming school break.

Please see below for important messages regarding:

Please note, the Component 2: Externally Set Assignment paper is padlocked and will require an Edexcel Online login to download. Edexcel Online accounts are managed by your Exams Officer / EOL administrator so please check with them if you need access.

Find out more about accessing secure materials


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  GCSE Art and Design (2016)
  Externally Set Assignment

The assessment window for the GCSE Art and Design Externally Set Assignment (ESA) begins 2 January 2024.

The paper is available to download from the qualification Course Materials page under the ‘June 2024’ drop-down menu within the Exam Materials category.

Useful documents

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GCSE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
GCSE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
pdf | 626.0 KB
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Taxonomy
Taxonomy (used alongside the Assessment Grid and Exemplars)
pdf | 285.6 KB
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Digital Submission Guidance - Summer 2024
Digital Submission Guidance (international centres only)
pdf | 395.5 KB

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  International GCSE Art and Design (2017)
  Externally Set Assignment

The release date for the International GCSE Art and Design Externally Set Assignment (ESA) is 2 January 2024. We are reminding centres that they must not open the papers until this date. Centres who receive their ESA papers early must keep them safely and securely until the release date of 2 January 2024.

On 2 January 2024, the Component 2 ESA can be seen by both staff and students. It will also be available to download from this date on the qualification Course Materials page under the ‘June 2024’ drop-down menu within the Exam Materials category.

Useful documents

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International GCSE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide Summer 2024
International GCSE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
pdf | 410.4 KB
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International GCSE Art and Design Assessment Grid
Assessment Grid (used by examiners during external assessment)
pdf | 118.8 KB
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International GCSE Art and Design Taxonomy
Taxonomy (used alongside the Assessment Grid and Exemplars)
pdf | 730.1 KB

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  A Level Art and Design (2015)
  Externally Set Assignment

The release date for the A Level Art and Design Externally Set Assignment (ESA) is 1 February 2024. We are reminding centres that they must not open the papers until this date. Centres who receive their ESA papers early must keep them safely and securely until the release date of 1 February 2024.

On 1 February 2024, the Component 2 ESA can be seen by both staff and students. It will also be available to download from this date on the qualification Course Materials page under the ‘June 2024’ drop-down menu within the Exam Materials category.

Useful documents

None
GCE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
A Level Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
pdf | 664.8 KB
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A Level Practical Performance Calculator
Performance Calculator (practical work)
docx | 240.8 KB
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Digital Submission Guidance - Summer 2024
Digital Submission Guidance (international centres only)
pdf | 395.5 KB

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  Online Training and Network Events

I will be running a free Component 2 network event in January to discuss creative approaches to planning and delivery. This event is suitable for centres who deliver A Level, GCSE, and International GCSE Art and Design.

Book training and network events at Pearson Professional Development Academy

There will be a session 16:00 – 17:00 GMT on 10 January 2024, which is currently available to book.

Sign up for the Component 2 network event

There will be another session 10:00 – 11:00 GMT 18 January 2024 to cater to centres in different time zones. Bookings for this event will open soon on the Pearson Professional Development Academy linked above so watch this space.

In addition, if you signed up for our December events, due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to reschedule these for the new year.

The new dates for these events are:


 

Thank you!

I hope you found this update useful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me using the contact details below. 

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