This new course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers starting to teach GCSE Art & Design for the first time and is applicable to all 4 examination boards. The day will give delegates realistic, practical advice and guidance, and practical strategies and approaches on how to deliver the course with minimum stress whilst maintaining maximum student achievement. If you have previously taught GCSE Art & Design and are looking for a course to support you in delivering the new GCSE specifications, please take a look at the other GCSE Art & Design courses we are offering.


  • Gain a good understanding of the demands of the papers and what is required for levels 8/9 and 4/5
  • Learn how to set up a 2 year GCSE Art course, considering time factors and key points for assessment
  • Build on your own confidence in designing a course and in delivering a successful GCSE course
  • Understand how to manage the Portfolio & Externally Set task elements of the programme
  • Plan for and facilitate differentiation
  • Take away practical ideas and resources for GCSE delivery
  • Acquire a range of strategies for effective teaching and learning and engagement at GCSE


COURSE DATE London Monday 12 November 2018
  • NQTs
  • Art teachers new to GCSE Art
  • Heads of Art looking to support their NQTs
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

10.00 – 11.00am: Overview of the GCSE Art course

  • Identifying the key features, challenges and depth of knowledge required
  • Understand the demands of the papers and what is required for levels 8/9 and 4/5
  • Overview of the course structure (all awarding bodies/exam boards) and weightings
  • Coursework design and structure
  • Externally set task, approaches, timings

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 - 12.05pm: Delivering a Creative & Successful GCSE Art course

  • Embedding the Assessment Objectives in your teaching in a student friendly way
  • Ensuring progression from Key Stage 3
  • Designing a scheme of work, examples to share

12.05 - 12.45pm: Planning and Teaching For Students of all Abilities

  • How to plan for and facilitate differentiation
  • Practical examples, ideas, and approaches to engage boys as well as girls
  • Effective strategies to get students analysing and critically evaluating sources to trigger personal responses in their own work
  • Exemplar SOWs
  • Identifying when and how to extend students’ ability to reflect, review and refine their work as it progresses

12.45 – 1.45pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.45 – 3.00pm: Practical Approaches to the Portfolio & Externally Set Assignment

  • Understanding how to manage the Portfolio & Assignment
  • Choosing the right approach for your students
  • Preparing students for an independent learning task
  • Practical strategies to inspire your students to create excellent work
  • Looking at exemplar projects and student work

3.00 – 3.40pm: Marking, assessment, standardising and moderation

  • Tracking progress and marking throughout the course (coursework)
  • Making time for marking and moderation of the Externally set task
  • Internal moderation and what to do if you are the sole art teacher
  • Preparing for external moderation