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Art GCSE

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in Art and Design is designed to provide engaging, challenging, coherent and meaningful learning experiences through a flexible structure that supports the sequential and incremental development of creative practice. Our rewarding and immersive programme of study broadens experience, develops imagination and technical skills, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development. The focus of the specification is to nurture an enthusiasm for Art, Craft and Design and, through a broad introductory foundation programme, to develop critical, practical and theoretical skills that enable students to gain a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.

 

Component 1: Portfolio - 60% of qualification: 120 marks

• This component comprises a major practical portfolio and outcome/s to be based on internally set themes and subject matter developed from personal and/or given starting points.

•This component will be internally set, internally assessed and externally moderated.

• Work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the student.

• Evidence is required of how the student has met each of the assessment objectives.

 

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment - 40% of qualification: 80 marks


The Externally Set Assignment consists of two parts:

Part 1: Preparatory study period


• Externally Set Assignment materials set by WJEC are to be released to the students no earlier than the 2nd of January (in the calendar year in which the assessment is to be taken) and will consist of assignments based on themes, visual stimuli and written briefs, which are to be presented to the student at the start of the preparatory study period.

• One of the assignments is to be selected by the student and used as a starting point from which to elicit a personal, creative response.

• Responses are developed during the preparatory study period. They should take the form of practical, critical and contextual preparatory work/supporting studies which inform the resolution of the student’s ideas in the 10 hours sustained focus study.

 


Part 2: 10 hour period of sustained focus work


• The resolution of the student’s ideas from the preparatory work must be completed during the designated 10 hours of sustained focus work.

• The period of sustained focus work must be completed under supervised conditions.

• Work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the student.

 

Specification 

 

 

 

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Useful Links

 

BBC Bitesize

 

 

 

Resources 

 

Art Google drive