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Creative, Media and Performance Arts Entry Pathways

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This qualification includes units for developing skills and knowledge in a range of subject areas, including:

  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Media Studies
  • Music

Centres may choose to build the qualification around one subject area, e.g. Art & Design. Alternatively it is possible to build a qualification from a range of subject areas, e.g. Art & Design, Drama and Media Studies to give learners a more general experience.

The qualification is available at Entry 2 and 3.

Units and Guidance (Specification) 

The full Units and Guidance Booklet for the Creative, Media and Performance Arts Entry Pathways Qualification is available to download.

Assessment Guidance Grids

Assessment Guidance Grids are a handy tool that breaks down the Assessment Criteria for each Creative, Media and Performance Arts unit and highlights the difference between the two levels, the amplification content and examples of tasks all on one useful page (per unit). 

Download the Assessment Guidance Grids per subject area now.

Art and Design (units 6306-6314)

Design and Technology (units 6220-6223)

Drama (units 6320-6323)

Media (units 6300-6302 & 6332-6334) 

Music (units 6340-6343)

Making Entries

There are no compulsory units. Candidates can be entered for any units within the Creative, Media and Performing Arts qualification that they choose. They need:

8-12 credits to achieve an Award

13-36 credits to achieve a Certificate

37+ credits to achieve a Diploma

Candidates must be able to provide evidence that they have met all the Assessment Criteria for every unit that they are entered for.

Candidates must not be entered for a unit if they have not met all the Assessment Criteria for that unit. If candidates are entered for a unit and are then unable to evidence that they have met all the criteria for that unit, you must withdraw the candidate.

Important Dates

There are two opportunities for entries each year.

 
Entries Deadline
Submission Deadline
Winter Series
21st October
(Final date for amendments - 11th November)
12th December
Summer Series
21st February
(Final date for amendments - 18th March)
4th May

Submitting Work for Moderation 

Every unit of work that is submitted as part of the sample must include:

An Assessment Record Sheet (per candidate and unit)

A Candidate Authentication Sheet (signed by candidate and teacher)

All Creative, Media and Performance Arts work sent to the WJEC for moderation must be copies only. For Design & Technology and Art & Design units, actual artefacts/products and related work should not be sent. Photographic evidence, with an indication of scale where appropriate, is all that is required.

N.B. Ring binders or individual plastic wallets should not be used.

Creative, Media and Performance Arts work sent to the WJEC for moderation will not be returned to centres after the moderation period; it is essential that you keep original work for your own records.

Further information on how to present work for moderation can be found by following the link below:

Guidance on submission of work.

Exemplar

Exemplar material is available to download from the WJEC's Secure website. (Resources PDF Download - CPD Materials - Entry Pathways Creative, Media and Performance Arts).

N.B. You will need a username and password to log on to the secure website. Your Examinations Officer will be able to provide you with these details.

For further information, please contact: 

Administration
Hannah Macaulay - Subject Support Officer
Phone: 029 2026 5101
E-mail: hannah.macaulay@wjec.co.uk 

Art & Design
Mari Bradbury - Subject Officer
Phone: 029 2026 5138
E-mail: mari.bradbury@wjec.co.uk

Design & Technology
Steve Howells - Subject Officer
Phone: 029 2026 5017
E-mail: steve.howells@wjec.co.uk

Drama
Wyn Jones - Subject Officer
Phone: 029 2026 5316
E-mail: wyn.jones@wjec.co.uk 

Media Studies
Wyn Jones - Subject Officer
Phone: 029 2026 5316
E-mail: wyn.jones@wjec.co.uk 

Music
Rachel Edwards - Subject Officer
Phone: 029 2026 5482 
E-mail: rachel.edwards@wjec.co.uk 

 

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Entry Pathways Creative, Media and Performance Arts Examiners' Report Summer 2016
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Principal Examiners' Report

The 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this '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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