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The history of art qualifications never did run smooth

Laura McInerney is an education journalist – now a columnist for Schools Week, she was formerly the editor for 3 years, and has written for The Guardian for 5 years. She is also a co-founder of Teacher Tapp, a daily … Continue reading

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#CreativityCounts: UAL Awarding Body Annual Conference 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who attended UAL Awarding Body’s Annual Conference at Shoreditch Town Hall this year (February 2). Like last year, UAL Awarding Body brought all of its subjects together first thing, before separating for subject-specific breakout … Continue reading

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There’s nothing soft about ‘soft skills’

Respect, Responsibility and Grit are all valuable skills within both creative education and the workplace. Matias Shortcook, Associate Dean at Plymouth College of Art, shares his thoughts about the role of ‘soft skills’, giving a glimpse into Plymouth’s implementation of the Character … Continue reading

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The future of Applied General qualifications

The UK government has recently announced that Applied General qualifications in England will remain as a route of study but will be subject to a formal review. Ruben Hale, Deputy Director, explores this decision and the effects it will have … Continue reading

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Preparing for moderation

Matt Moseley recently joined UAL Awarding Body as Chief Examiner for Art & Design at Levels 1 and 2. We asked him to share his tips for centres preparing for moderation… Matt Moseley, photo by Ivan Jones.   Prior to … Continue reading

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Tips for producing a successful student performance

With the end of year show season fast approaching, we asked Marc Mollica, our Chief Examiner for Performing & Production Arts, to share his top tips for producing a successful student showcase… Marc Mollica, photo by Ivan Jones.   As … Continue reading

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West Suffolk College wins TES FE Award and is praised in PMQs by Theresa May

West Suffolk College’s School of Art and Design has been recognised at the annual Times Educational Supplement’s TES FE Awards for an innovative project that brings together maths, art, religion and science teaching.
  Derek Johnson accepting the TES FE Award on behalf of … Continue reading

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#ArtsEdMatters – UAL Awarding Body Conference 2017

Thanks to all who came to the UAL Awarding Body Conference at Mary Ward House on 10 February. The event was our biggest to date – with over 350 people in attendance! Instead of running separate conferences, this year’s event … Continue reading

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It is the work that is the boss of you

Alex Schady, programme leader for Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, on understanding work in a gallery context. Learning to think through making is an important part of arts education. When considering a piece of work, it can be tempting to … Continue reading

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