Subject Template - Art
|Curriculum Leader||Ms L Mather|
Ms L Mather – Curriculum Leader for Art
Mrs J Winship – Curriculum leader PSHE, Design Specialist Technology teacher
Mr J Tierney – Technical support
KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course
AQA GCSE Art and Design (Fine art)
60% Coursework/portfolio (component 1):
The coursework/portfolio includes at least 1 sustained project. This is in relation to a subject or theme for example ‘Textures and Surfaces.’ The project will evidence engagement with an idea, which culminates in a final-outcome. Students are required within their coursework portfolio to also evidence a selection of strongest quality work from other projects, experiments, gallery visit responses etc. Students over the GCSE Art course at The Vale Academy therefore produce one substantial project and several smaller projects. Students will be supported in presenting and annotating their work sequentially through the course. Portfolio work submitted at the end of the course will be marked as a whole. Work can be presented in any appropriate format for example; on presentation boards, in sketchbooks, models, video etc.
40% Externally set assignment (component 2):
AQA Provide an external assignment paper in January (of year 11). On this paper there will be 7 different starting points. Students must select one starting point to develop and base their externally set assignment work on. Students must produce ‘preparatory’ work leading up to a 10 hour supervised time.
It is important to note that though the work is classed as ‘preparatory’ it represents the majority of the student’s marks for the external assignment and as such should be managed carefully.
Following the preparatory work time students will undertake a 10 hour period of unaided supervised study to produce outcomes to their work in exam conditions.
Preparatory work and final outcomes produced during 10 hour exam conditions will be marked as a whole and represent 40% of the final GCSE grade.
The assessment objectives for both the Portfolio and external assessment are:
Assessment objective 1 (24 marks):
Assessment objective 2 (24 marks):
Assessment objective 3 (24 marks) :
Assessment objective 4 (24 marks): :
96 marks in total
GCSE Fine Art
Enables learners to:
|Number of Lessons Per Week|
1 lesson a week at Key Stage 33 Lessons a week at Key Stage 4
Useful Websites for Portfolio and external assessment support:
An Vale external assignment (exam) Booklet is posted out in January of year 11 to support all art students with effective development of their ‘Preparatory work’
Key stage 4 Year 10, 11 and Key Stage 5 after school intervention
Key stage 4 and 5 Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Careers and workshops – coordinated links with external providers i.e. Northern Art School, The Grimsby Institute.
Sixth form Opportunities:
We offer the following creative options within the art department at Sixth Form Level:
AQA – A Level Art (Fine Art)
BTEC – Level 3 National Certificate in Art and Design, 4 units to complete, equivalent to one A level
BTEC – Level 3 National Diploma (Art, Fashion or Graphics) 9 units to complete, equivalent to two A levels (GLH 8 hours per week)