Art and Design GCSE

Option Subject

Course Leader: Miss Dani Briggs

Successful learner profile:
  • Has a passion for Art and Design.
  • Enjoys creativity and problem solving
  • Enjoys researching and developing ideas
  • Willing to experiment and revise original ideas
  • Can work independently and build time management skills

What will you study?
You will undertake project work through a rotation of Art and Design areas, such as painting, drawing, graphics, printmaking, textiles, ceramics and photography.

It will enable you to develop an understanding of Art and Design, both in the present and from the past and develop your imaginative and creative powers in order to express personal feelings, ideas and meanings.

The course will cover a broad range of processes and skills and will provide a perfect foundation for the study of a wide range of creative and media disciplines at a higher level. These include A Levels in Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Communication and Textiles

How will you be assessed?

Component 1: Portfolio
A portfolio 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:
  • No time limit
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Component 2: Externally set assignment
Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives:
  • Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of GCSE