Art and Design

In Cambridge

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  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description

GCSE. This course will develop your practical artistic skills, your creative skills and your knowledge of other artists. You will focus on developing fundamental drawing and painting techniques based on direct observation. Common to the whole course are the formal elements of line, tone, colour, form, shape, pattern and texture.

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Location

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Cambridge (Cambridgeshire )
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Long Road, CB2 8PX

Starts

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To take into account

: Three GCSEs at Grade D and two at Grade E.

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Course programme


Art and Design (GCSE)

This course will develop your practical artistic skills, your creative skills and your knowledge of other artists. You will focus on developing fundamental drawing and painting techniques based on direct observation. Common to the whole course are the formal elements of line, tone, colour, form, shape, pattern and texture.
1. Art and Design Portfolio

This is a sustained project which will be presented in the form of sketchbooks and mounted sheets; it will demonstrate your expressive, personal response to a chosen theme and will focus on the skills of drawing and painting. You will explore a wide variety of drawing materials using different surfaces; drawing materials might include pastel, pencil, pen, inks, charcoal or othetr materials. You will use various processes and media such as inks, watercolours, acrylic and oil paints ot develop your ideas. You might also use digital photography and image manipulation to help you explore and refine ideas or images. Research into the work of other artists is an essential part of this course and will act as an influence on your own work.
2. Examination board set-task

You will be given a selection of starting points from which you will choose one theme and then generate an appropriate personal response. You will be given a preparator period to research, plan and develop your ideas. Then you will have a supervised 10-hour period, over two days, to complete your final piece. You will be expected to use similar materials and techniques to those who have already used for the Portfolio.

Assessment

The Portfolio is worth 60% and the examination board set-task 40% of the marks. All work is assessed internally and moderated by an external moderator.
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