GCSE Art and Design - Teaching from 2025

Professional Learning

For more information on the Professional Learning courses for the new Made-for-Wales GCSEs, please visit the Professional Learning page here.

Teaching: Sep 2025
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The GCSE Art and Design qualification will support the Curriculum for Wales by:

  • Supporting the statements of what matters, giving learners the opportunity to
    • develop artistic skills and knowledge
    • respond and reflect as both artist and audience
    • be innovative and bold in developing their own artistic identity.
  • Supporting the principles of progression by giving learners the opportunity to:
    • make links in the creative process as they explore and innovate
    • create more sophisticated work
    • refine skills and techniques
    • gain confidence and resilience in giving and receiving feedback.
  • Supporting the key considerations for Art and Design by giving learners the opportunity to:
    • experiment and develop work through a range of resources, materials, techniques and processes 
    • produce a range of outcomes and to demonstrate a personal and creative response.
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Our subject team is happy to help you with all your queries related to the teaching and learning of our specifications. Our Subject Officers are all former teachers and are here to support you with delivering our qualifications. Get in touch with us via e-mail or telephone.
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Key Dates
Publication of Draft Specification
Publication of Approved Specification
Publication of Sample Assessment Materials