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?
Ms. Mo Stockton
Head of Art
GL8 8 QG
GL8 8 QG