Dear Teachers of Art Does anyone know of any examining body that has not abolished their short course GCSE in Art and Design? I teach in a PRU and Art has a 100% pass rate at GCSE......so far. Full course GCSE is great for those pupils lucky enough to be excluded from mainstream in Year 10 but, for those that join us in Year 11, the short course has been a life line and has even enabled pupils new to the subject to go on to Art College. For many of our pupils, Art GCSE is the only qualification in which they achieve a C or above, whether this be at full or short course. The scrapping of the short course GCSE now means that pupils starting the full course in Year 11 will be severely disadvantaged. If anyone can give me any advice on alternative accredited courses, or know of any exam boards that still offer short courses at GCSE, I would be really grateful. Thanks and Happy Christmas and New Year! James Turner.