Following a positive response from centres regarding the summer 2021 adaptations for AS Art and Design (H200–H206), we can confirm we're replacing the externally set task.
The externally set task is being replaced with the Component 01: Personal investigation (portfolio) task as the single assessed component. We're introducing this change for first teaching from September 2021 with first assessment in summer 2022.
This means from September 2021, we'll no longer issue pre-release materials for AS Art and Design.
Externally set tasks from previous years will continue to be available on the Assessment section of our AS Level Art and Design qualification page. You may continue to use these as a starting point for the portfolio task. The 10–hour supervised time period will no longer apply.
Teacher support resources, including candidate exemplars and teacher guides are currently being updated and will be available on the Planning and teaching section of our qualification page, in time for teaching from September 2021.
You can read more about this change to assessment in our updated AS Level Art and Design specification, which you can also download from our AS Level Art and Design qualification page.
If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email email@example.com.