Art and Design
For more information contact Head of Department:
Mrs L Devi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief introduction to subject:
Learners in Photography are expected to demonstrate specialisaton in particular media or processes to allow an appropriate depth of study. This can be achieved by working toward the extension and development of particular themes, ideas or issues.
Within Photography, students will have the opportunity to explore and combine one or more areas of study :portraiture • landscape photography • commercial photography • still-life photography • documentary photography • experimental imagery • editorial photography • photographic installation • the photographic process • moving image and animation.
This course will give students the opportunity to increase individual ownership of their work and develop a varied portfolio with a coherent project at the core. Students will be marked on their observations, experimentation with materials and processes, their ability to analyse their chosen influences, and their own development of ideas. The subject requires dedication to producing work outside of lessons and present this to a high standard.
GCSE Art & Design Grade 6
Unit 1 comprises internally set workshops and assignments. Unit 2 is an externally set project, culminating in a 15 hour examination. Both units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.
Unit 1 - Course work portfolio
Students will undertake a practical investigation into an idea, theme, issue or concept. This practical work will be supported by written material. The focus of the investigation will be identified independently by them and will lead to a finished outcome (a final piece of work). The investigation will demonstrate their ability to develop a cohesive line of argument whilst evidencing their practical skill. A wide range of techniques will be explored using an appropriate range of materials and processes.
Written aspect of this unit is important and should link to contemporary or past practice of artists, designers or Craftspeople. Candidates should submit no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words
Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment
Students will be provided with an externally set question paper. The question paper consists of a choice of eight questions to be used as a starting point. Students will be required to choose one of these questions as the focus for their investigations. The question papers will be provided on 1st February every year.
Following the preparatory period they will undertake 15 hours of unaided supervised time in which they will develop an outcome or a series of outcomes.
Foundation art and design course or direct entry to degree level to study a number of creative disciplines which may include: Photography/Digital Media, Graphic Communication, 3D Design, Sculpture, Fashion Textiles, Architecture and Interior Design, Set design, Landscape Design, Games Design, Urban planning, Structural Engineering.