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Cambridge Pre-U Art and Design encourages learners to use independent study skills to develop the knowledge, ability, understanding and context of Art and Design.
The syllabus is intended to stimulate personal response, to encompass a wide range of means of expression and to develop critical thinking as an artist or designer. The two-year linear programme allows learners time to develop greater maturity before producing final pieces.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
The last examination series for Cambridge Pre-U Art and Design (9837) will be June 2023. There is a resit opportunity in June 2024, there is no option for candidates to resit after this date. We communicated this decision to schools in November 2019.
Cambridge International and OCR (Oxford, Cambridge & RSA) exam boards are both part of the Cambridge Assessment group. Between us, we are able to offer alternative post-16 qualifications in art & design. This mapping document shows how the areas of study, assessment objectives, and assessment methods map to equivalent alternative qualifications.
We have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates.
You will see these changes on live question papers from June 2020 and therefore we have made these changes on the specimen materials for this syllabus. The specimen questions and mark schemes remain the same.
Check the Submit for Assessment page and the samples database for information and guidance on submitting moderated and examined work using Submit for Assessment.
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