Key Stage 4

The GCSE course is intended for those learners who want to follow a broad course in Art and Design. The learners will be introduced to a variety of experiences; exploring a range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, techniques and processes, including both traditional and contemporary themes and approaches.

Each project is themed and each student is encouraged to develop an idea independently and take responsibility for their own learning. The course is 60% controlled assessment - this is made up of work from throughout the first part of the course and the mock examination.
The examination (Externally Set Assignment) is worth 40% of the final GCSE grade.

Students are expected to complete sketchbook/preparatory studies, which cover the assessment objectives, as well as completing folder work to develop an idea towards a final outcome. Students will display their work in an exhibition, in the final term, in preparation for final assessment and moderation.