Grades 1 - 9
GCSE Art & Design provides an opportunity for students to develop their cultural awareness and creative skills expressing their ideas through projects that are exciting and relevant, exploring a range of media, techniques and processes, developing imaginations through learning that is expressive, imaginative, thoughtful and reflective.
Unit 1 - Portfolio
This coursework unit aims to develop student's skills and understanding of a broad range of media and techniques. Themes explored during the course include self identity, landscape and the environment and messages.
The externally set assignment is an extended project where you will be given a choice from 7 starting points supplied by the exam board. Students respond to their chosen starting point, covering all 4 assessment objectives.
Unit 1 Portfolio of coursework 96 marks (60% of final mark)
Unit 2 Controlled examination 96 marks (40% of final mark)
Ongoing assessment will take place throughout the duration of the course.
Final deadline for all coursework will be Easter (Year 11). Internally assessed - externally moderated.
Art packs are available to buy with basic equipment and materials for independent study. Access to a camera would be beneficial.
Further study (A Level art or BTEC Level 3)
Artist, illustrator, architect, product designer, graphic designer, fashion & textiles designer, games & web designer, set or costume designer, film/TV director, editor, animator, art teacher, lecturer, art sales, curator.