GCSEArt and Design

Unit Content

The GCSE in Art and Design is a broad and flexible course that requires you to develop an appreciation of the creative process through a practical response, using a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, materials, techniques and processes.

 

Component 1: Personal Portfolio


60% of the qualification 72 marks (18 marks for each of the four Assessment Objectives)
● Students create a personal portfolio of work that demonstrates their knowledge, understanding and skills.
● This component allows students opportunities to:
 develop and explore ideas | research primary and contextual sources | experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes | present personal response to themes set by the centre

 

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment


40% of the qualification 72 marks (18 marks for each of the four Assessment Objectives)
● The Externally Set Assignment (ESA) represents the
culmination of the GCSE course as it draws together all the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Component 1.
● Students must present personal response(s) to an externally set broad-based thematic starting point, set by Pearson in the ESA paper.
● This component allows students opportunities to:
develop and explore ideas | research primary and contextual sources | experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes | present personal response(s) to the externally-set theme.

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Degas

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"

Course details

This course is graded as GCSE 9-1
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GCSE Art and Design
Assessment

Component 1 60%
Component 2 (Externally Set Exam) 40%

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