September 2023 Design and Technology update

1 September 2023

Welcome back!

I trust you've had a splendid summer break and are now fully recharged for the start of the 2023/2024 academic year.

Here's the September update, marking the first update of the academic year, providing you with all the essential information and support you may require.

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GCSE/A Level Design and Technology: All Set for the New School Year

12 September from 16:00-17:30

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Join us for an informative support session tailored specifically for Design and Technology teachers. In this session we will look into the expectations for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year and you will also have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session, where you can address queries you might have. 


Reminder on post results services

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.

 



Grade boundaries and Grade statistics

Grade boundaries and provisional grade statistics for summer 2023 series are now available. Access these below.

To see the component level grade boundaries, exam and NEA seperately, please access the Notional component grade boundaries document.

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Past papers

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Past papers from the summer 2023 series and before, including question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports are available on our website. You can access these from the course materials section of the qualification pages. See below.


Training

 

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. 

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New Q&A events

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We will be running D&T Q&A sessions in the coming months, focusing on the NEA for GCSE and A level. These events will be shaped with questions submitted prior to the event and evolve through further interaction and Q&A during events, aiming to support teachers with their specific needs.

There will be further information on these soon and centres will be informed through the usual channels! Please keep an eye.

Update! NEA support session dates added!

Access further information through this link

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A diverse list of Designers for GCSE D&T

Earlier this year, we announced a change in our GCSE D&T designers list. This is a reminder that the updated designer list for GCSE D&T should be used from September 2023. We hope that this selection of designers will inspire and enrich your learners in their Design and Technology education and study. 

Please read the information in the link below, which will pinpoint you to the new designer list spreadsheet and specification, and their accompanying resources

A diverse future for Design and Technology update



NEA delivery guides and exemplar NEA materials

Access exemplar NEA portfolios and the NEA delivery guides to help you understand the requirements of a successful NEA project.

Please note that we will have additional exemplar NEA projects from summer 2023 series available in our selection, after the post results period. 

Past training content

Past training event materials, including materials from the Live Module 4 events can be accessed from the qualification pages, too. These include further examples of the NEA. 


Updated Administrative Support Guide 2023/2024

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Non-examined assessment Administrative support guide (ASG) has been updated for GCSE and A level D&T. 

You can access this from the qualification pages or from link below:

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NEA administrative assessment materials

NEA assessment materials, including the CABs and Authentication sheets are updated and ready for 2023/2024. Access them from the course materials pages. 


Support and contact

If you have any specific queries, need support or looking for an answer to a questions, please feel free to get in touch with me from the details in my contact card below. 

I wish you and your learners a wonderful academic year ahead. 

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