Edexcel International GCSE Art and Design (2017)

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Supporting success in Art & Design

Our Edexcel 9-1 International GCSE Art & Design specification and support materials have been developed with the help of teachers, higher education representatives and subject expert groups.

The qualification supports seamless progression to further study, with up-to-date content reflecting the latest thinking in the subject. It is comparable to the UK reformed GCSEs in terms of the level of demand and assessment standards.

With the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs in England, the A* grade available for the current Edexcel International GCSEs does not neatly align with the top grade 9. Grade 9 represents a higher level of attainment than the current A* grade.

After extensive consultation with schools and wider stakeholders, we have taken the decision to introduce the 9-1 grading scale for the updated suite of Edexcel International GCSEs. This is to give the very highest performers the opportunity to achieve a grade 9, rewarding outstanding academic achievement.

We will provide you with a wider range of teaching and learning materials, resources and training to support the best possible learner outcomes, in time for first teaching. This support includes Schemes of work, mapping documents outlining the changes to the specification and tailored Edexcel International GCSE teacher training. This will complement the wider Pearson support available for Edexcel qualifications, such as ResultsPlus, ResultsPlus Direct, and Exam Wizard.

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Specification

Specification

Edexcel International GCSE Art and Design 2009 specification
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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level:
Level 1/2
Subject:
Art and design
Specification codes:
4FA1,
4GC1,
4PY1,
4TE1,
4TD1
Availability:
International only
First teaching:
2017
First assessment:
2019

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Why choose this specification?

The Edexcel International GCSE in Art and Design specification is assessed through a single practical external examination. With a choice of four different Endorsed titles - Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Textiles - it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges.

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Susan Young, Art, Design and Media subject advisor
Susan YoungArt, Design and Media
UK: 020 7010 2181
Intl: +44 (0)20 7010 2181

Studying this specification

You can opt to focus on Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography or Textiles as you study our two-year Edexcel International GCSE in Art and Design course. 

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