Art

What is included in the course?

Students will explore a rich and diverse world of art and culture. They will discover and be inspired by different styles of art, craft and design from all over the world. They will experience new techniques and processes which will help the1n to develop confidence and independence when expressing their own creativity. They will have the opportunity to work in two or three dimensions when creating their own works of art. Students will learn why people create and express themselves through art, craft and design.

Year 9

  • OCR Entry Level Certificate Fine Art a nationally recognised qualification.
  • A one year course – students understand the structure that they will be using at GCSE.
  • Students explore a wide range of making techniques, processes and artists, designers and makers. Create work in two and three dimensions that follow through the design process.

Year 10 & 11

  • OCR Jl71 Fine Art
  • A two year course – students build on the experiences fro1n year 9.
  • They follow the same structure that they used for Entry Level Certificate.
  • Students explore a wide range of making techniques, processes and artists, designers and makers. Create work in two and three dimensions that follow through the design process.

What grades are available?

The Year 9 course is worth Grade I, Grade 2 Grade 3. The GCSE course is worth a full GCSE with a grade from 1-9. Grade 9 being the top grade.

How will I be assessed?

Both ELC and GCSE courses follow the same assess1nent structure.

  • 60% Portfolio: A project that contains drawing skills, researching and understanding artists, designing possible outcomes and creating a final outcome.
  • 40% Externally Set Task: Another project of a different theme, set by the exam board which culminates in a final 10 hour exam period where students complete a final outcome.

Tips and advice?

Serious about taking art as an option? Then you need to be creative, dedicated, determined to succeed and able to work independently.

What next?

A levels in Art and Design, many arts based and teaching degree courses, advertising, photography, fashion design, theatre design, set design, costume design, florist, marketing, architect, ceramic designer, tattooist, web designer the list goes on and on.

Who should I contact for more information?

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