What will be studied?
Art, craft and design promotes learning across a variety of experiences. This is done using a range of processes, tools, techniques, materials and resources to generate evidence of working and outcomes.
Over the two years, three projects will be completed to develop skills through different forms of Art, Craft and Design. This will enable pupils to meet the requirements of the assessment objectives and evidence and provide evidence of drawing and written annotation of ideas and outcomes. Techniques and materials covered include, batik, machine embroidery, clay, card sculpture, drawing, print, photography and painting.
Portfolio projects may cover topics such as War and Conflict, close-up, disguise/identity and a choice from a past paper to ensure pupils are practising for their externally set assignment.
Who will this course suit?
This GCSE course suits students who are independent learners. They will need to be able to organise their work over two years.
Students will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills:
- Creative thinking skills
- Resilience and willingness to explore ideas
- Time management skills
- Literacy skills
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How is the course assessed?
Students are assessed on two components:
Students will need to produce a portfolio of work that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study. It is worth 60% of overall mark and is marked out of 96.
- Externally Set Assignment (ESA)
Students will need to respond to an externally set assignment which is released by the exam board in the January of Year 11. Students will have 10 weeks of preparation time followed by 10 hours of production under examination conditions. It is worth 40% of the overall mark and is also marked out of 96.
All projects must contain 25% written content
What will this qualification lead to?
GCSE in Art and design can lead to many other A Levels including Fine Art, Photography or a BTEC level 3. Many of our A level students move onto Art Degree Courses including Fashion, Textiles, Animation, Graphic Design, and Illustration, Games design, Architecture, Film and Documentary Photography. There are many careers that follow an Art based education.