Leading examination programmes in a post-Covid landscape

This course, led by NSEAD experts Ged Gast and Liz McFarlane provides practical support and knowledge for compliance with the regulations that govern our practice as teachers of a non-examination subject.

Need support in the areas of delivery, management, and assessment of the full GCSE examination course? 

Not familiar with the JCQ guidance around the management of non-examination assessment?


About this course

This half day course focuses on successfully leading GCSE Art and Design with the objectives of:

  • Developing a better understanding of GCSE examinations in art & design
  • Understanding the expectations of senior leadership
  • Exploring the documentation, regulations and prohibited actions when teaching and preparing students for examination and marking
  • Addressing what is best practice and how should you plan your KS3 and 4 curriculum to ensure you are GCSE ready.

What to expect: 

  • An overview of GCSE content and regulations
  • The implications for teachers applying the regulations
  • How to establish good learning behaviours and habits
  • How to prepare for the externally set assignment
  • An overview of methodology – what skills do you plan to develop?
  • How to ensure students have knowledge, skills and practice.


Experienced subject leaders will also share their GCSE priorities and approaches


Led by NSEAD specialists Ged Gast and Liz McFarlane


Date: Thursday 26th May

Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm

This course is part of the NSEAD Annual Conference programme – find out more and register here 

Ask your school to cover the cost of this CPD with our pro forma funding request document for this event.

Any questions please email the team - [javascript protected email address]