Leading Examinations

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 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

What is included?

This is an NSEAD e-learning course, delivered through a series of videos and resources available to study at your own pace at a time that works for you. The course includes downloadable resources and is supported by digital live sessions (through zoom) hosted by the course facilitator. The live sessions will provide participants a chance to take part in workshops, share ideas and ask for advice. 


Register for the course here 


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