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GCSE Art, Design & Technology Textbooks

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GCSE (9-1) Art and Design

Teaching for the new GCSE (9-1) Art and Design course starts in September 2016, take a look at the latest specification documents and guides.

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GCSE (9-1) Art and Design curriculum and support documents (click on an image to download the PDF file):

Edexcel Getting StartedAQA GCSE (9-1) Art and Design SpecificationEdexcel GCSE (9-1) Art and Design SpecificationOCR (9-1) Art and Design SpecificationWJEC (9-1) Art and Design SpecificationEduqas (9-1) Art and Design Specification
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Key points from the DoE Art and Design GCSE subject content document:

  • GCSE specifications in art and design must require students to learn through practical experience and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sources that inform their creative intentions. Intentions should be realised through purposeful engagement with the visual language, visual concepts, media, materials and the application of appropriate technoques and working methods.
  • GCSE specifications in art and design must require students to develop and spply relevant subject-specific skills in order to use visual language to communicate personal ideas, meanings and responses.
  • GCSE specifications in art and design must require students, over time, to reflect critically upon their creative journey, and its effectiveness in relation to the realisation of personal intentions.
  • Students can work entirely in digital media or entirely in non-digital media, or in a mixture of both, provided the aims and assessment objects are met.
  • The list of approved GCSE art and design qualification titles are:
    • art and design (art, craft and design)
    • art and design (fine art)
    • art and design (graphic communication)
    • art and design (textile design)
    • art and design (three-dimentional design)
    • art and design (photography)
    • art and design (critical and contextual studies)



Find below a selection of art and design titles.


GCSE Design and Technology

Check out publishing for the current GCSE Design and Technology exams and take a look at what will be changing in the latest curriculum in September 2017.

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What is changing in GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology in 2017?

The latest specifications for GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology will be taught in school from September 2017, download the DoE document for the subject changes below and check back to stay up to date with new publishing and the specifications when they become available.

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