GCSE Art and Design

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8201 8202 8203 8204 8205 8206
  • QAN code: 601/8088/2

We’ve worked with teachers to develop a qualification that encourages students to develop their skills across a range of disciplines. It provides a foundation for students to pursue further education or to continue their own creative journeys. 

We’re developing a range of resources to help you teach with confidence. We’ll also be hosting free events to inspire your course delivery and supporting your marking with exhibitions of live work. 

Our specification is flexible and accessible: you can tailor your course to your students’ interests and your school’s strengths.


Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources



Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

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(During half term weeks we will close at 5.30pm)
Tel: 01483 437750
Email: art@aqa.org.uk

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