Art & Design

GCSE Art Virtual Exhibition 2021

WHY STUDY ART & DESIGN?

A strong drawing basis is the main emphasis of this course.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Students are encouraged to work from real life, including collected objects or a large still-life relating to a particular theme, landscape and the figure.

From this, students will develop a range of skills and techniques and produce work in their sketchbooks and for their exhibition and portfolios.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

OCR Coursework - 60% of the marks

During your course you will be expected to cover three units of coursework; Still Life and Landscape in Year 10 and The Figure in Year 11.

Each coursework unit should include preparatory and sketchbook work related to final pieces in a chosen area of study, linked to an established artist.

OCR Controlled Test – 10 hours = 40% of the marks

You will be required to respond to one starting point given by the exam board. There will be a preparatory period of 9-10 weeks, followed by a 10 hour exam.

You will be expected to produce preparatory studies, research in your sketchbook and a final piece.

WHAT OTHER THINGS SHOULD I CONSIDER?

As an art student you will need to buy equipment for the course. Your Art teacher will issue an equipment list during the summer term.

For further details of this course see Ms Crawley, Leader of Art, or your Art teacher.

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