March A Level, GCSE and International GCSE Art Update | Pearson qualifications

A Level, GCSE and International GCSE Art March update

Mon Mar 11 14:57:00 UTC 2024

Welcome to the March update from your Subject Advisor

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As the school year progresses, we are continuing to improve our resources and support at Pearson and I will continue to highlight key developments and information as well as wider curriculum opportunities. In addition, we always welcome feedback on how we can continue to improve our qualifications for teachers and learners so please do not hesitate to get in touch with any recommendations.

For updates on the qualification(s) you deliver, please see the relevant sections below.


 

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 General Updates


On 2 February the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) published their updated JCQ guidance on AI Use in Assessments.

The guidance is designed to help students and teachers to complete NEAs, coursework and other internal assessments successfully, giving students the chance to demonstrate skills which cannot be assessed in exams.

Please do share the latest version of the guidance with senior leaders, teachers and assessors in your school or college. It’s vital the guidance informs school policies on AI use, and schools and colleges provide staff and students with clear information.

A summary of the key updates is available on the JCQ website. They've also produced a poster for students on the use of AI and assessments and an information sheet for teachers along with PowerPoint presentations for teachers and students.

Read all the information on JCQ blog and download the updated guidance and support materials.

Here are new resources recently added to the qualification course materials pagse to support you with planning, delivery and assessment in A Level, GCSE and International GCSE Art and Design.

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Diversifying the Curriculum Network Event
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Check out our recently recorded network event Diversifying the Art and Design Curriculum to help your students explore voices from a variety of backgrounds and artistic traditions, looking at research and resources to inspire creative journeys.

Watch the full Art and Design Training and Events playlist


 

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 GCSE Art and Design Updates


Check out the new GCSE bitesize videos focused on Selection of Work and Written Annotation.

GCSE Selection of Work
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Here are new resources recently added to the qualification course materials page to support you with planning, delivery and assessment.

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Date GCSE Art and Design
31 May 2024 Digital submission deadline (international centres only)
48 hours prior to moderation visit Marks due 48 hours before visiting moderation date as agreed with allocated moderator
22 Aug 2024 GCSE Results Day
   

 

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GCSE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
GCSE Administrative Support Guide
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Digital Submission Guidance - Summer 2024
Digital Submission (international centres)
pdf | 395.5 KB
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Setting up your department for moderation
Setting up for Visiting Moderation
mp4 | 70.4 MB

Please note, digital submission is available to international centres only. For 2024, the maximum number of slides for digital moderation has increased to 80 slides per component for GCSE Art and Design international centres.

See the Digital Submission Guidance linked above for more information.

The Component 2 Externally Set Assignment (ESA) papers are available to download from the qualification Course Materials page under the ‘June 2024’ drop-down menu within the Exam Materials category.

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The Component 2 ESA is secure material, and you will need an Edexcel Online login (EOL) to access this. EOL accounts are managed by the centre Exams Officer / EOL Administrator. If, as a teacher, you need an EOL login please talk to your Exams Officer who will be able to get you set up. 

Please note that as an additional step for securing customer and learner data we have now introduced our new app-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all users of Edexcel Online, replacing the email-based MFA. The app is now mandatory to access Edexcel Online via the Pearson Portal. If you've not done so already, you'll need to download the Pearson authenticator app to a smart device (such as a smart phone) to continue to access Edexcel online via the Pearson Portal.

Check out our new Exemplar Library, a gallery view of our student exemplars organised by performance level and component. Designed with teachers and access in mind, it is a great way to assess and standardise internally.

This library has recently been updated with exemplars from our face-to-face training.

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 International GCSE Art and Design Updates


Check out our new series of bitesize videos for International GCSE Art and Design, focused on evidencing the four assessment objectives and supporting you with administration and digital submission for external assessment.

Watch the International GCSE Art and Design bitesize video playlist

 

Did you miss our Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Art & Design: Welcome to Pearson Training?

You can now access the recordings for both modules on our Pearson Professional Development Academy.

International GCSE Art and Design YouTube playlist

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Here are new resources recently added to the qualification course materials page to support you with planning, delivery and assessment.

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Date International GCSE Art and Design
31 May 2024 Digital submission deadline for external assessment
22 Aug 2024 International GCSE Results Day
   
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International GCSE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide Summer 2024
International GCSE Administrative Support Guide
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The Essential Guide to Component 1
Essential Guide to Component 1
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International GCSE Art and Design Authentication Form
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The Component 2 Externally Set Assignment (ESA) papers are available to download from the qualification Course Materials page under the ‘June 2024’ drop-down menu within the Exam Materials category.

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The Component 2 ESA is secure material, and you will need an Edexcel Online login (EOL) to access this. EOL accounts are managed by the centre Exams Officer / EOL Administrator. If, as a teacher, you need an EOL login please talk to your Exams Officer who will be able to get you set up. 

Please note that as an additional step for securing customer and learner data we have now introduced our new app-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all users of Edexcel Online, replacing the email-based MFA. The app is now mandatory to access Edexcel Online via the Pearson Portal. If you've not done so already, you'll need to download the Pearson authenticator app to a smart device (such as a smart phone) to continue to access Edexcel online via the Pearson Portal.

Check out our new Exemplar Library, a gallery view of our student exemplars organised by performance band and component. Designed with teachers and access in mind, it is a great way to gauge student performance and standardise internally. 

This library has recently been updated with exemplars from a range of titles.

International GCSE Art and Design (2017) Exemplar Library

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 A Level Art and Design Updates


Check out our series of bitesize videos for A Level GCSE Art and Design, focused on evidencing and assessing the four assessment objectives and supporting you with internal assessment and standardisation.

Watch the A Level Art and Design bitesize video playlist

A Level Art and Design YouTube playlist

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Here are new resources recently added to the qualification course materials page to support you with planning, delivery and assessment.

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Date A Level Art and Design
31 May 2024 Digital submission deadline (international centres only)
48 hours prior to moderation visit Marks due 48 hours before visiting moderation date as agreed with allocated moderator
15 Aug 2024 A Level Results Day
   
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GCE Art and Design Administrative Support Guide - Summer 2024
A Level Administrative Support Guide
pdf | 664.8 KB
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Digital Submission Guidance - Summer 2024
Digital Submission (international centres)
pdf | 395.5 KB
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Setting up your department for moderation
Setting up for Visiting Moderation
mp4 | 70.4 MB

Please note, digital submission is available to international centres only. For 2024, the maximum number of slides for digital moderation has increased to 100 slides per component for A Level Art and Design international centres.

See the Digital Submission Guidance linked above for more information.

The Component 2 Externally Set Assignment (ESA) papers are available to download from the qualification Course Materials page under the ‘June 2024’ drop-down menu within the Exam Materials category.

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The Component 2 ESA is secure material, and you will need an Edexcel Online login (EOL) to access this. EOL accounts are managed by the centre Exams Officer / EOL Administrator. If, as a teacher, you need an EOL login please talk to your Exams Officer who will be able to get you set up. 

Please note that as an additional step for securing customer and learner data we have now introduced our new app-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all users of Edexcel Online, replacing the email-based MFA. The app is now mandatory to access Edexcel Online via the Pearson Portal. If you've not done so already, you'll need to download the Pearson authenticator app to a smart device (such as a smart phone) to continue to access Edexcel online via the Pearson Portal.

Check out our new Exemplar Library, a gallery view of our student exemplars organised by performance level and component. Designed with teachers and access in mind, it is a great way to assess and standardise internally.

This library has recently been updated with exemplars from our face-to-face training.

A Level Exemplar Library artwork

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 A Level History of Art Updates


These are some resources on the qualification course materials pages to support you with planning and delivery.

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Check our our support videos to help you with delivering various aspects of the specification.

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Date A Level History of Art
20 May 2024 Paper 1 exam (PM)
3 June 2024 Paper 2 exam (AM)
15 Aug 2024 A Level Results Day
   

 

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 Helpful Resources and Inspiration

Importance of the Arts in Education

The importance of the arts in education and the value they bring to young people is at the heart of what we do. Designing courses that give students an authentic creative experience is a priority and it is vital that we continue to raise the profile of our subjects in education and beyond. As such, below is a range of external resources invaluable to your wider curriculum development.

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The Superpower of Looking

Free teaching resources from Art UK that seeks to transform the visual literacy skills of children, taking the world of art and images as its starting point.

Check out The Superpower of Looking resources

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The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure

This National Portrait Gallery exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists from the African diaspora. As well as surveying the presence of the Black figure in Western art history, this exhibition examines its absence  – and the story of representation told through these works, as well as the social, psychological and cultural contexts in which they were produced.

Find out more about the exhibition

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NSEAD The Big Landscape

A new resource that maps the breadth and scope of art, craft and design education, drawing together important research, essential definitions and examples of good practice to support teaching and learning in your centre.

Find out more about The Big Landscape

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AWARE

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is a non-profit Association specialising in women artists and has a fantastic database of artists you could use to diversify your curriculum.

Search for artists on AWARE 

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Developing an Anti-Racist Curriclum

Developing an Anti-Racist Curriculum is a paid for professional development course delivered by members of the NSEAD Anti-Racist Art Education Action group.

Learn more and register for this paid for course

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Wicked Active Learning

A cultural and social education programme for London’s stage musical Wicked, with free cross-curricular resources to download and support art and design teaching and learning.

Download free Art and Design resources for Wicked

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Winsor & Newton Articles

A range of interesting articles from Winsor & Newton that touch on the origins of colour as well as many other topics. These could be inspirational for teaching and learning in your classroom.

Read these free articles for inspiration 


 

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