October 2023 Design and Technology update
Welcome to your October update for Design and Technology, keeping you up-to-date with the latest.
Presentation from 12 September all set for 2023/2024 event
It was great to meet on 12 September and talk through and discuss the expectations in 2023/2024 for GCSE and A level Design and Technology. We very much appreciate your invaluable feedback during the session and are currently working on supporting you further on the delivery of these qualifications.
We have been delivering the NEA support events for centres which have been developed from the questions you have submitted to us, and the highlights from the summer 2023 series.
We are also working on our exemplar materials and a selection will be made available in November.
A level Design and Technology Component 1 theory support
Following on from your feedback, we have created the below page containing information on resources and systems available (textbooks, resultsplus, examwizard) to support the delivery of A level Design and Technology Component 1 content. It will also provide access to a form where you can submit information about the topics you need further support with.
Summer 2024 exam timetables
Summer 2024 exam timetables are available and accordingly the exam dates for A level and GCSE D&T are:
- A level D&T (9DT0 01) - 5 June, pm
- GCSE D&T - (1DT0 1A-F) - 18 June, am
You can confirm these dates on the timetables linked
The Access to Scripts service allows you to view your candidates’ marked scripts online or download as PDFs, providing transparency of marking and to help you make decisions around requests for reviews of marking and inform future teaching and learning.
The Access to Scripts service provides a rich source of information, enabling detailed analysis to inform teaching and learning and support students, giving insights and visibility that performance data alone cannot provide.
The portal can only be accessed by Edexcel Online users who have the 'Exam Viewer' profile ticked on Edexcel Online. Your exams officer gives teachers access to 'Exam Viewer'.
Please note that these scripts do not contain examiners' annotations.
If scripts have been marked 'traditionally' (i.e. not online), you will need to request them, free of charge, by the published deadline, via the Post Results section of Edexcel Online as in previous exam series.
Access To Scripts via Script Viewer is available from Results Day until 15 December 2023.
Candidate consent is required before requesting script copies, as per section 6.2.1 of the JCQ's Post-Results Services guide. Candidate consent can only be obtained after results have been published.
Candidate consent forms can be found in Appendix B of the JCQ Post results Services document.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review of marking, you may wish to appeal against the decision. We will allow the head of centre (or designated member of the centre’s senior management team or examinations manager) 30 calendar days from the receipt of the outcome of the review of marking, during which an appeal may be lodged by sending an email to the following address: email@example.com. There is further guidance on appeals on our website.
Applications for appeals may only be accepted from a head of centre (on behalf of a candidate or a group of candidates) or private candidates. See the JCQ appeals booklet, 46 & 47.
New to Edexcel / Coursework marking training events (on-demand)
New to Edexcel on-demand training events are designed to help teachers onboarding on to our qualifications. This will give an overview of the qualifications and what to expect during delivery and assessment.
Our coursework marking training event consists of 4 modules. These modules are on-demand and accessible at all times. These modules will help teachers and departments to standardise their marking of the NEA. Within these modules, teachers would have the opportunity to view and mark different portfolios to understand the application of the mark scheme at different levels.