Changes for 2022

Because of the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are some changes to how GCSE Art and Design will be assessed in 2022.

These changes are for 2022 only.

What you need to know

  • Students will only complete component 1
  • Moderation visits as normal
  • Face to face standardisation

Students will only complete Component 1

For GCSE Art and Design: Art, Craft and Design, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Textile Design, 3D Design and Photography, students will complete Component 1 (Portfolio) only.

This means that students won’t need to start or complete Component 2.

Moderation visits as normal

We’ll be returning to moderator visits in June 2022.

However, this may need to change based on whatever Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are in place at the time.

Face to face teacher standardisation

Teacher standardisation will return to face to face from January.

However, this may need to change based on whatever Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are in place at the time.

No other changes

Students will need to complete Component 1 in the normal way.

Component 1 will be marked out of 96 as usual.

The assessment criteria in the specification remains the same.

Help and support

For further help and support, please contact us.