Student Road map to June 22

Coursework Guidance

Component 1: A portfolio, that in total, shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realization of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.
How it’s assessed • No time limit • 96 marks • 60% of GCSE

Students create a number of ‘projects’ based on teacher set themes. These cover 4 objectives for assessment. Project themes can include: Natural forms, Disguise, human form, Graffiti, Circles, the Ocean.

The 4 objectives are:

AO1: Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media,

materials, techniques and processes.

AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realizes intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

EXAMPLE IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE – please let your HOD know when you require these and they will direct you to a suitable folder directory.

Student Voice

Students felt they didn’t have the lesson often enough (some only have it twice each fortnight due to languages) however this is alleviated from Year 11 and students will have 3 lessons and after school (p4).

Useful Information

Apprenticeships Related to this GSCE/BTEC

There are a number of apprenticeships that link to an interest in art, such as:

  • Theatre lighting technician
  • Trainee technical graphic design assistant
  • Florist
  • Garden designer
  • Beauty therapist
  • Chef

A-Levels/Higher Qualifications you can study after this GCSE/BTEC

You can study A Levels in art, history of art, craft and design, design and technology, sculpture, textiles.

Related subjects include drama, dance, graphic design, media studies, music, performance studies, photography, product design.

You can study BTECH Level 3 courses in art and design.

Revision Material

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

How it’s assessed:
• Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time
• 96 marks
• 40% of GCSE

The most useful resource for our students is a Website called ‘Pinterest’. Students must set up a free account to access but this is an invaluable tool for finding, collecting and sharing imagery.

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