Specification/Exam Board: CCEA
The course is made up of 2 coursework projects known as ‘Component 1, comprising of Part A and Part B’ and an externally set examination ‘component 2’.
The pupils are encouraged to work in as many mediums as possible and each pupil is taught on an individual basis structuring their projects to their own interests. The wide range of opportunities available for the pupils within this subject area include drawing, painting, graphic design, textile design, lens-based media, critical and contextual studies, 3D design and sculpture.
Art and Design is regarded traditionally as a practical subject concerned primarily with making things in 2 and 3 dimensions. The development of practical skills however is only part of a complete experience of the subject. An Art and Design education develops the intellect, stimulates creative ability and heightens aesthetic awareness, thus enriching the pupils’ lives.
The course develops over 2 years and leads to assessment in the following 2 areas:
|Component 1: Part A: Exploratory Portfolio Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries||Controlled assessment Internally set and assessed Externally moderated||60% Part A: 25% 50 marks Part B: 35% 70 marks|
|Component 2: Externally Set Assignment||Controlled assessment Externally set and internally assessed CCEA set the stimulus paper that provides a choice of themed starting points Externally moderated||40% 80 marks|