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KS4 Art & Design: 

Art, Craft & Design

GCSE Art and Design:  Art, Craft & Design


Exam board: AQA

Component 1:  Portfolio 60% 

A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.  You must demonstrate evidence of drawing and written annotation.

Component 2:  Externally set assignment 40%

Students chose a starting point from an externally set assignment paper and respond to it.  All four assessment objectives, including drawing and written annotation must be evidenced. Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time.

You will be marked according to how well you;

AO1  - Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

AO2  - Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3 - Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

AO4  - Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

Art based study

Involves the development of personal work and lines of enquiry determined by the need to explore an idea, convey an experience or respond to a theme or issue.

Craft based study

Involves making activities that draw upon knowledge of tools, materials and processes, and associated intellectual, creative and practical skills.

Design based study

Involves developing a response to a specific need or brief, taking account of established requirements and constraints.

How should I revise? 

  • BBC Bitesize
  • www.bbc.co.uk/arts
  • www.artchive.com  
  • www.artcyclopedia.com  
  • www.usborne-quicklinks.com
  • www.art2day.co.uk
  • www.uk.pinterest.com
  • www.theaoi.com (association of illustrators)
  • Use your GCSE booklet for word banks, useful websites, top tips on analysis and much more!