Art & Design

Miss Beattie

What will I study?

Art and Design provide important opportunities to develop young people’s practical, exploratory, expressive, design and problem-solving skills at a level appropriate to their age, maturity and physical dexterity. The strands share a number of overlapping concepts and skills relating to creativity and expression, analysing and interpreting observations and experiences and the communication of ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Myself

Myself Box

Credit Union Poster

Competition

Still Life

Line

Tone

Recycled Fish

Colour

Omagh Carnival

Repeating Patterns

Press/Relief Printing

Credit Union Poster

Competition

Journeys Through Symbols

Aboriginal Patterns

3D Bowl

Pop Art

Bag Design

 

Landscape

Photography

Credit Union Poster

Competition

Portraiture

Native American Indian

Mask

Architecture

Clay Tile

School Planner Competition

How will I be assessed?

Formative and summative assessment

 

Useful links

http://ccea.org.uk/curriculum/key_stage_3/areas_learning/arts

http://ccea.org.uk/sites/default/files/docs/curriculum/area_of_learning/the_arts/ks3_art_and_design_ns_guidance.pdf

 

Students of our GCSE Art and Design course engage in a critical, practical and theoretical study of art and design. They develop an appreciation of the work of artists, designers and craft workers from a range of cultural backgrounds. They also develop their artistic practice.

Through studying this course, students have opportunities to:

widen their personal experience;

  • develop their creative, intellectual and artistic abilities;
  • develop their personal knowledge and understanding; and
  • develop skills including investigating, realizing, experimenting and problem-solving.

This course prepares students for the study of art and design and related courses at GCE Advanced Level, Advanced Subsidiary Level and the National Diploma. It also provides students who have an interest in developing a career in art and design with relevant, skills-based knowledge.

The specification is made up of two units,

  • Unit 1: The Core Portfolio (Controlled Assessment); and
  • Unit 2: Working to a Stimulus.

Students must complete both Unit 1 and Unit 2:

 

Unit 1 Core Portfolio 60

In Unit 1, students present a portfolio of work. In the portfolio they should explore a wide range of the core skills of visual language, media, materials, techniques and new technology. Work in the portfolio should:

  • be edited to show the breadth, depth and quality of experience in art and design that students have gained over the two year course;
  • show that students have experience of at least two different creative media;
  • address each of the four Assessment Objectives; and
  • include one task that has been developed to a final outcome.

The portfolio presented for assessment should not exceed 20 A2 sheets (or equivalent).

 

Unit 2 Working to a Stimulus 40%

Unit 2 is assessed through an externally set exam called Working to a Stimulus. The exam gives students an opportunity to investigate and develop their ideas creatively in response to a stimulus paper. Each of the four Assessment Objectives should be addressed in the work presented for Unit 2.

The Unit 2 work presented for assessment should not exceed 10 A2 sheets (or equivalent) plus a final outcome.

 

How will I be assessed?

Both GCSE Art and Design units will be teacher assessed and externally moderated.

 

Useful Links

http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/artanddesign/

Art and Design A level consists of two components:

Component 1 60%

This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s).This will require students to address each of the Assessment Objectives. Pupils must work within one of the following titles: Art, Craft and Design, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Textile Design, Three-dimensional Design and Photography.

Overview of assessment

  • Incorporates three major elements: supporting studies, practical work, and a personal study.
  • Supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points.
  • The personal study will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images. The personal study comprises 12% of the total qualification and is marked out of 18.
  • Work must cover all four Assessment Objectives.

Component 2 40%

This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s) in response to an externally set theme. This will require students to address each of the Assessment Objectives.

Overview of assessment

  • Incorporates two major elements: preparatory studies and the 15–hour period of sustained focus.
  • Preparatory studies will comprise a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the Externally Set Assignment.
  • During the 15–hour period of sustained focus under examination conditions, students will produce final outcome(s) extending from their preparatory studies in response to the Externally Set Assignment.
  • The Externally Set Assignment is released on 1 February and contains a theme and suggested starting points.
  • Students have from 1 February until the commencement of the final 15–hour period of sustained focus to develop preparatory studies.
  • The 15–hour period of sustained focus under examination conditions may take place over multiple sessions (a maximum of five, within three consecutive weeks).
  • Work must cover all four Assessment Objectives.

Assessment Objectives and weightings
All student work will be assessed against the following Assessment Objectives.

Objectives are equally weighted in this qualification.

Students must:

AO1 Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding
AO2 Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops
AO3 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress
AO4 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements

How will I be assessed?

Both Art and Design A level components are teacher assessed and externally moderated.

 

Useful Links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html