|Examination Subject||Art and Design|
Art and Design is an exciting creative, visual subject!
You will learn how to develop your
- painting and
- sculpture skills.
You will experiment a variety of art materials including ink, acrylics, oil & chalk pastels, watercolours, collage, printing inks, wire and modelling materials. You will be given opportunities to work from observation and your imagination. All your small work will be mounted into your ‘Art Sketchbook’. You will be taught how to analyse artists work and use this knowledge to develop your own ideas. You will make big final pieces of work from the plans in your sketchbook. Your big work will be kept in your portfolio. Your work will be displayed in an exhibition at the end of the course.
Visits to London galleries will take place in Year 10 and Year 11. There are lots of opportunities to enter competitions and have your work displayed in local exhibitions, restaurants, libraries, theatres and hospitals.
Assessment of Course
The GCSE course is made up of:
Unit 1 : Coursework projects worth 60% of your final grade
Unit 2 : Exam worth 40% of your final grade
You will be assessed on the following criteria
- AO1: Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding. (25%)
- AO2: Refine ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes. (25%)
- AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in visual and/or other forms. (25%)
- AO4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements. (25%)
Coursework details: Unit 1
- Coursework will be divided into two projects
- Coursework is worth 60% of the final grade
All students are required to keep a sketchbook for each of their coursework projects. 75 / 100 marks will be awarded for sketchbook work. The sketchbook must contain evidence of:
- Observation work
- Artists context & analysis
- Development of students’ ideas using a range of art materials
- Final plan for big piece
A final big piece will be awarded 25 /100 marks
Unit 2 External Exam project will be sent from the exam board and handed to students in February of Year 11. Students will have eight weeks to prepare their sketchbook. Students will have two days to make their final big piece after Easter in Year 11.
Progression from this examination:
- A Level Art or Photography at sixth form college
- Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (VCE) at college
- BTEC National Diploma at college
- Foundation Course at University of Arts
- Honours Degree Courses at University of Arts
- Master Degree courses at University of Arts
Advertising, Television & Film, Architect, Fashion designer, Graphic artist, Games Designer, Web Designer, Textile Designer, Interior Designer, Illustrator, Ceramicist, Teaching, Shoe designer, Milliner, Cartographer, Product Designer, Theatre and Stage Designer, Art Therapist, Make-Up Artist, Hair and Beauty, Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Window Dresser, Florist, Furniture Designer and many more.
Further Information: Please see Mrs Raymond Head of Visual Arts
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