Component 1 Coursework = 60%
Component 2 Externally Set Assignment = 40%
GCSE Component 1 Coursework = 60%
Comprising of two or more projects with supporting written work in the form of a sketchbook. Students will explore work in areas such as portraiture, still life, human form, surrealism and natural forms.
GCSE Component 2 Externally Set Assignment = 40%
A choice of up to seven project titles set by the exam board,students must choose one as their exam theme. Students will have a preparatory period of nine weeks in which to develop a sketchbook, leading to a 10 hour supervised drawing/painting exam. Students must be prepared to work outside school hours and at weekends in the run-up to the exam. Visits to galleries and museums are arranged on a regular basis for the benefit of students. Experience of other people's work allows students to explore the historical, social and technical aspects of all art and design, forming a basis for the work in sketchbooks and eventually their own final piece, which are an integral part of the whole course.