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Art and Design GCSE at Parliament Hill School

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Exam board: Edexcel Team Leader: Mr G. Earl, Art& Why take it? Pathway? GCSE Art & Design follows on from the KS3 National Curriculum order for Art. The course is broad and research based. The specifi cation emphasises the new subject criteria for Art. This requires the development of practical skills and creativity to be sustained by the study of Art and its contents. Investigating and making is linked with knowledge and understanding. Assessment % breakdown (controlled assessment and external exam) GCSE Art and Design consists of two units of coursework which aim to develop the study skills essential to the subject whilst fully meeting the four compulsory Assessment objectives. The practices undertaken include Observational drawing, Painting, Collage / mix media, printing, and critical thinking. 60% Coursework Unit 1 40% externally set assignment consisting of – Preparatory studies developing work in sketchbooks or A2 Boards Exam 10 hours unaided Tiers on entry Untiered Requirements for A level/ Laswap Students are required to have A / B pass at GCSE to enter AS/A2 Students must remember that you can only choose one art subject. Description of course There are two main areas to GCSE Art & Design. These are teacher assessed and externally moderated. Throughout the course students are monitored and assessed according to the GCSE Assessment Matrix which encompasses the four Assessment Objectives – Ao1 – Recorded observations - Drawing/Research Ao2 – Analyse and evaluate images, objects and artefacts showing understanding of Context - artist research / Critical analysis. Ao3 – Develop and explore ideas using art materials, processes and resources,reviewing and refi ning work as it progresses - Experimenting with a wide range of art materials, Evaluate fi nal responses. Year 10 Project 1 –Example Title –Contorted - students explore the theme by researching, exploring observational drawing, artists research linked to the theme, complete a critical analysis on the artists work, Explore a range of art materials and techniques and develop responses by producing a range of outcomes and fi nally evaluate work Completed. Project 2 – themed Year 11 Project 3 – Mock exam Project 4 – Development project / Textile Artist link project Project 5 – Exam title set by exam board. Events / trips / residential information Trips to the Tate Britain/ Photography gallery etc. Useful websites www.GCSE Art & Design Bite size

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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