A GCSE course in Art and Design will provide students with an opportunity to develop their artistic and creative potential. The course in this school has been designed to create a range of artistic experiences for example:
Course Content and Method of Assessment
Component 1 is worth 60%
Part A: Exploratory portfolio 25%
Part B: Investigating the creative and cultural industries 35%
Externally Set Assignment 40%
Component 1 Part A is worth 25% of the final award and students present an exploratory portfolio of work. Students will learn through practical exploration of practitioners, (artists, designers and craftspeople), the contexts they work in, and the processes they use to respond and develop their own creative ideas.
Component 1 Part B is worth 35% of the final award and students present an investigative sketchbook and final response to one of the following practical tasks;
Component 2 is worth 40% of the final award. In term 2, of the second year of the course, students will be given an exam paper, from which they will respond to a set theme e.g. the 2017 theme is ‘Structures.’ This unit will be completed within 10 weeks, and will involve a 10 hour supervised exam, taken over the course of one week.
At the end of the two year course all work is submitted for internal assessment and externally moderated by a visiting examiner.
To be successful in Art and Design you need to:
Career pathways: Architecture, Animation, Illustration, Product Design, Fashion, Textiles, Ceramics, Silversmithing, Jewellery, Visual Media, Graphics, Painting, Teaching etc.
Art and Design will help you develop your creative, technical, communication, analytical and problem solving skills – skills that are essential in a wide range of career opportunities:
if you do not take GCSE Art and Design, the following careers may be more difficult to enter: Architecture, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Art & Design Teaching, Illustration and Animation.