GCSE Art & Design
From September 2012 we are introducing AQA GCSE Art and Design.
The course incorporates 2 units of work. In Year 10 students create a portfolio of work. There are 4 assessment objectives that are integral to both units.
GCSE Art and Design is made up of two parts, portfolio work that is completed in class and an externally set assignment which is delivered in year 11. This assignment takes form as a 10 hour exam over two days (5 hours per day). Students will be given preparation time to enable them to meet the exams requirements.
Students will be taught refinement and advancement of their prior knowledge of different movements that will enable students to produce a wider range of work in different styles using new skills acquired.
In Year 11 the students will be expected to work with greater independence, on their chosen project work, externally set. Students will need to have worked independently to create a final piece in the 10 hour exam.
In the Art Department we offer a ‘Twilight’ sessions after school for all KS4 and 5 students, in order they might catch up with any work outstanding.