During the GCSE course, students produce a portfolio of coursework which includes one project, plus additional work, covering all the assessment criteria, and an exam unit.
The assessment criteria focus on:-
· Analysis and evaluation of artists’ work and different cultures
· Planning design ideas and exploring media
· Observational drawing ability
· Quality of final outcome/s
Extended learning tasks throughout the course consist of recording ideas, observational drawing and painting, research into relevant artists and completing any outstanding coursework.
Students produce a portfolio of coursework which includes one main project and additional work exploring a variety of skills, and responding to different artists.
Year 11 - Autumn Term
In the Autumn term, during Year 11, students complete their coursework and select work for their portfolio.
The coursework portfolio must be handed in by the end of January.
THE COURSEWORK IS WORTH 60% OF THE OVERALL GRADE
Year 11 - Spring Term
Students are given the exam paper in January when they start work on preparatory work for their exam. The preparatory work linked to their chosen question is extremely important and is worth 75% of the exam mark so it is essential that students are producing some of this work at home.
Students will have a ten hour exam broken down into separate sessions in which to produce their final outcome/s.
THE EXAM PROJECT IS WORTH 40% OF THE OVERALL GRADE