Following an Ofqual consultation we have made changes to the assessment of a number of our qualifications. The changes are designed to reduce the pressure on teachers and students in the 2021/22 academic year, and to safeguard against ongoing public health concerns.
Please use the specification alongside the information below which explains how this qualification will differ in summer 2022.
For summer 2022 Ofqual have confirmed that students taking GCSE (9-1) Art & Design will be assessed only on the portfolio component, resulting in the removal of Component 02 – Externally set task.
The course structure has been reduced from a two-component to a single component, resulting in the assessment being focused on Component 01 – Portfolio only, and the removal of Component 02 – Externally set task.
Students must complete Component 01 – Portfolio only to be awarded GCSE (9-1) in Art and Design in summer 2022.
For 2021/22, we are exploring a return to visiting moderation if possible, and if centres and moderators support this approach. We will share more information with you as soon as we can. In the meantime, and given that there is potential for further disruption, we advise you and candidates to gather digital evidence for their 2022 cohorts.
Revised assessment objective weightings for summer 2022
The relationship between the assessment objectives and the components in terms of percentages as shown in the following table:
All students taking GCSE (9-1) Art and Design in summer 2022 must be entered for just one component per specialism of study in line with regulatory discount codes.
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