GCSE Art and Design (Craft)

Introduction

Students will begin the course exploring and creating work associated with areas of study from Textiles, 3D Studies and Graphic communication.

 

The main areas of study will be drawing and experimenting with Textiles, Graphics and 3D Study techniques, researching artist, crafts people and designers. Developing ideas through investigations and refining and presenting ideas and responses. By the end of year 10 students will choose a main subject or a combination of the above subjects to produce a portfolio of work for unit 1.

How is the course assessed?

The course has 2 Units/projects of work that are set and assessed by the Technology department and moderated by the exam board. There is now a bigger emphasis on the drawing element to the course that must be fulfilled within all units of work including the exam.

 

Unit 1 - Personal Investigation 60%

This component comprises a major practical portfolio and outcome/s to be based on internally set themes and subject matter developed from personal and/or given starting points.

  • This component will be internally set, internally assessed and externally moderated.
  • Work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the student.
  • Evidence is required of how the student has met each of the assessment objectives.
  • No time limit: duration to be determined by the centre

Unit 2: Externally Set Component 40%

The Externally Set Assignment materials consist of a series of assignments based on themes, visual stimuli and written briefs set by WJEC. Students are required to select one of the set assignments and develop it in the form of:

  • a personal response
  • a specific design brief
  • or another suitable approach.

Students will develop their response over a preparatory period (the duration of which is to be determined by the centre). Responses must take the form of critical, practical and contextual preparatory work and/or supporting studies, which will inform the resolution of these ideas in a sustained focus study. Following the preparatory study period, students will be allocated a period of 10 hours sustained focus study to realise their response unaided and under supervised conditions.

Equipment

Resources are provided by school with the voluntary contribution made.

https://www.superprof.co.uk/blog/top-resources-for-gcse-art-and-design/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6hs34j

Pinterest

Instagram

The school library and Moor Allerton Library

Homework and learning outside of the classroom

Students will be weekly tasks to be completed outside lesson time.

Drop in sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Visits to local art galleries and museums

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King Lane, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG
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