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Art and Design GCSE (from 2009)

This page contains information related to our legacy GCSE Art and Design specification available in England and Wales (taught from 2009). The final award for this qualification will be summer 2017 with re-sit opportunities to be confirmed.

Course Materials

All course materials are available on our related documents page.

Related Documents


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Past Papers

Past papers and mark schemes are free to download.

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Specification Details

This specification offers a practical course with maximum opportunities for a stimulating experience of creativity and art, craft and design making activities. Particular features are eight areas of study. Refer to page 2 of the specification for individual classification codes.

  • Art and Design
  • Applied
  • Fine Art
  • Critical and Contextual Studies
  • Textile Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Photography and Light and Lens Based Media

Get In Touch

Our Art and Design subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Mari Bradbury
029 2026 5138

Subject Support Officer

Anna Parker
029 2026 5123

Related Qualifications

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GCSE Art and Design Examiners' Report Summer 2016

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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