WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
EXAM BOARD, COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT DETAIL
Component 1 coursework (60%)
Component 2 Exam (40%)
The course is taught through a number of projects over the two years. The projects are based on interesting themes and we encourage you to explore the themes in depth. To help you develop your ideas you will experience a variety of ways of working, discover new techniques and find out how to use many different materials. You will be helped to explore how artists, designers and craftspeople have developed their own ideas and you will be able to try these in your own work.
You will be shown how to draw from observation to build skills and confidence in manipulating the formal elements. Your sketchbook will be an important record of your ideas over the two years and forms an important part of your final assessment. Homework assignments will be directly related to your coursework.
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO POST 16?
This course provides a strong foundation for further progression into Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design/photography, higher education, foundation studies, apprenticeships and university courses.
FOR WHAT CAREERS WILL THIS COURSE BE USEFUL?
Television Art Director
Community Art worker
Museum or Art gallery curator
Print maker/ printer
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
At the end of the course your work is displayed for final moderation by the examiners. This includes your portfolio work in your sketchbooks - coursework (60%) and your examination work (40%) It is worth bearing in mind that the creative industries are the biggest employer in the UK at present and this GCSE will help your employability.
Art is primarily coursework based so this involves time and care to complete classwork and homework throughout the two years.
Contact Mrs P Roberts for further information: