Teaching Staff: Acting Curriculum Team Leader: Mrs E Hollis
Art Technician: Mrs J Lincoln
Examination Board: OCR
This will be studied in 1 year over 6 periods
Practical Work 60% Examination 40%
The GCSE Art course is made up of 2 elements worth 60% and 40%.
As part of the GCSE course you will be taught how to use a range of media and processes including:
1. Drawing, painting and printmaking
2. Mixed Media
3. Art History
The first aspect of the course is the controlled assessment and this is completed in school over 45 hours and this makes up 60% of a pupils GCSE grade.
The Portfolio (Controlled Assessment)
- Pupils will produce a portfolio of work developed from a personal/school determined project brief. This will be completed in school, under assessment conditions.
- Both preparation work and final piece(s) have to be produced in 45 hours. Art and Design OCR-set Task
- Pupils develop a personal response to one question, chosen from the OCR question paper.
- The school gives pupils up to 6 weeks preparation time to develop a body of work.
- Pupils will then be given 10 hours supervised time (split over 2 days) to work on developing/producing their final outcome.
- This part of the course is worth 40% of the overall GCSE grade.
If you are considering taking Art and Design please consider the following:
1. Have you achieved level 6 in KS3? (speak to Mrs. Hollis to discuss this)
2. Are you self motivated and able to work independently?
3. Can you work to strict deadlines?
4. Are you inspired by artists and designers?
5. Are you creative and imaginative?
Everyone can be an artist, but to achieve A*-C at GCSE you have to be driven, hard working and committed to the course. Art is neither right nor wrong, it is something you interpret, experience and feel.
‘Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun’. Pablo Picasso