Edexcel GCSE Art and Design (2016)
Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for the changes to GCSE Art and Design from 2016 (first assessment 2018), including our accredited Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Art and Design specification, sample assessment materials and FAQs.
Supporting creativity, independence and progression
We have worked hard to ensure that our Externally Set Assignment (ESA) is visually engaging and accessible for learners. Students develop their knowledge, understanding and skills throughout the GCSE course, and our ESA enables students to draw together, and refine, their knowledge and skills.
Our clear performance descriptors and narrower mark bands will help you and your students really understand the required standard and give you confidence marking student work. We will produce a comprehensive selection of visual exemplars covering both components and a wide range of student achievements. Our free teacher marking training will help you understand how to apply the newly designed assessment grid to your students’ work.
The flexibility and choice within our specification allows you to design a course of study that appeals to your students’ interests, and that draws on your department’s expertise and resources. You will find more areas of study within each endorsed title than in the legacy specification, giving you more choice when designing your course.
Our GCSE, AS and A level specifications have been developed together to ensure a consistent experience for you and your students, and to encourage smooth progression.
Students are required to actively engage in the creative process of art, craft and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
- Qualification type:
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
- Level 1/2
- Accreditation status:
- Art & Design
Art, Craft and Design (1AD0)
Fine Art (1FA0)
Graphic Communication (1GC0)
Textile Design (1TE0)
Three-dimensional Design (1TD0)
- UK and international
- First teaching:
- First assessment: