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Available to school candidates in Bangladesh and Pakistan only. Not available to private candidates.
Cambridge O Level Art & Design encourages a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability.
The syllabus allows learners to:
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
The syllabus now has two components. Component 3 (Design) has been removed.
Component 1 (Coursework) and Component 2 (Externally Set Assignment) are now compulsory and are both weighted at 50% of the qualification.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2026 syllabus above.
Available to school candidates in Bangladesh and Pakistan only. See our Guide to making entries for full details. Schools in other countries are advised to enter students for Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design (0400), a popular course with schools worldwide, providing students with an ideal foundation for further study.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that grade descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
Publication of grade descriptions was paused in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the temporary changes to the grading standard that have been in place for 2020, 2021 and 2022. We are currently working on producing these grade descriptions. This work will make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the more stable grading standard that we expect to have in place for June 2023 onwards.
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