The GCSE consists of two units of work:
Unit 1: The Portfolio
(96 Marks - 60% of GCSE)
The portfolio is a body of work devised by the teacher to meet the assessment objectives produced over the two year course. It must include a sustained project and a selection of further work undertaken during the course of study and is marked holistically by the teacher then moderated by AQA. The portfolio usually includes a gallery visit such as Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Royal Academy or The National Gallery.
Unit 2: The Externally Set Assignment (96 Marks - 40% of GCSE)
A question paper is set by the examination board early in the Spring term and the pupil selects one question to work on. A period of time supported by the teacher is devoted to the development of a response to the question and detailed preparation for the final piece. This is then completed in ten hours under examination conditions; the final piece is also marked by the teacher and then moderated by AQA.
Why study Art?
What should you bring to the course?
Miss A Jasieniecka
Head of Art
GL8 8 QG
GL8 8 QG