September 2022 Design and Technology update
Welcome back! I hope that you all had a great summer holiday and had the time to relax, disconnect and spend time with your loved ones, and are recharged for the academic year ahead. Here is your September 2022 update to help you get up to speed. In this update you will find:
The results update in the link below takes you through the different post results services and useful information about results, and what is available. From this update, you can access information on Access to Scripts, Review of Moderation and Marking, instruction to access grade boundaries and moderator reports, links to results plus and more.
We are running a support session for teachers of Design and Technology on 14 September to go through the expectations in 2022-2023 academic year and provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. You can book on to this from link below.
GCSE and A level Design and Technology: Ready for 2022/2023
Coursework marking training events
Our coursework marking training event consists of 4 modules. Module 1-3 are offline, on-demand. You can pick and go through these any time you want.
Module 4 is a live session. Currently we have 1 scheduled for GCSE on 6 December. There will be an additional session scheduled in February. We will also have 2 sessions scheduled for A level D&T.
As previously highlighted, in 2022/2023, Ofqual has confirmed “back to normal”, meaning that the adaptations to the NEA for both GCSE and A level D&T are no longer in effect. Therefore, Non-examined assessment submissions in summer 2023 must be in full, including the making of the final prototype to the standard required in the original specification. Marking of the quality and accuracy grid is reinstated for summer 2023 assessment.
NEA assessment materials for 2022/2023
We have updated the assessment criteria and the candidate assessment booklet back to its full version and provided the authentication sheet for summer 2023 submissions. These now include the full criteria and the full range of marks of the NEA (100 for GCSE and 120 for A level)