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Key Stage 4 Art & Design
Edexcel GCSE Art and Design is a two year course which encourages personal
expression, imagination, problem solving, analytical observation and practical
attitudes. It leads to greater understanding of the role of the visual arts in
the history of civilization. It widens cultural horizons and enriches the
individual. Art in Design compliments literacy, mathematical, scientific and humanities.
It is especially concerned with the development of visual perception and
syllabus is intended as a broad course exploring practical and
critical/contextual work through a range of two-dimensional and/or three
dimensional processes and new media and technologies.
choose GCSE Art and Design?
Students who have a solid
foundation of the core skills such as drawing and painting and have the ability
to skilfully exploit relevant techniques.
Students who are self-motivated
and enthusiastic about Art and Design.
Students who are highly
disciplined in their approach to meeting deadlines and completing set tasks for
Assessment in Art and Design
· Personal portfolio- Student work
comprising of supporting studies and personal response. – Weighting is 60%
· Externally set Assessment-
Observational/Interpretive Assignment: 10 hour practical exam with portfolio
preparation – Weighting is 40%
There are many career opportunities for students to
exploit with a GCSE in Art and Design, these careers include; Scientific, Book
and Computer illustration, Fine artist, Photographer, Animation, Graphic
designer, Fashion designer, Interior designer, Arts administration, Curator,
Printmaker, Teacher, University lecturer, Advertising, Marketing, Design, Architecture,
Publishing and Media.
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