GCSE Double Award in Applied Art and Design

Selby College
In Selby

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Typology GCSE
Location Selby
  • GCSE
  • Selby

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Government funding available


Where and when

Starts Location
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Abbot'S Road, YO8 8AT, North Yorkshire, England
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Abbot'S Road, YO8 8AT, North Yorkshire, England
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Course programme

GCSE (Double Award) in Applied Art and Design
Is it for me?
You do not need to have studied art and design before starting this course. However, it is important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in art and design, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

What is a double award?
A double award is equal to two GCSEs.

About the course
You will:

  • gain an understanding of art and design and the part it plays in society

  • investigate how art and design industries meet the needs of their customers

  • have an opportunity to learn in a practical way

  • study a subject that enables progression to further courses and employment in art or design

  • develop skills which are highly valued by employers gain confidence.

How will I be assessed?
During the course you will carry out a number of assignments based on units 1 and 2. For example, you may be asked to design a leaflet, or create an object. You will also be expected to think about a wide range of influences when developing your ideas. Both assignments will be graded by tutors and will form part of your portfolio of work. Your portfolio will be added to throughout your course and count towards the final grade.
Unit 3 will be exam based. This work will count towards your final grade. This is a double award so is awarded two grades A*A* to GG depending on how well you have done in each of your three units.
What will I study?

Unit 1: 2D and 3D Visual Language
You will explore what is meant by visual language and how artists, craftspeople and designers use visual language to communicate their ideas and feelings. You will learn techniques for making images and objects, different forms of visual language and sources for your ideas.

Unit 2: Materials, Techniques and Technology
In this unit you will develop the skills that are required to enable you to use materials, techniques and technology effectively. You will look at different types of materials and their creative possibilities, as well as related health and safety issues.

Unit 3: Working to Project Briefs
Professional artists, craftspeople and designers have to work to meet the requirements of their clients, and client requirements are set out in what is called a project brief. In this unit you will learn how to work to a project brief and the stages involved.
A GCSE in Applied Art and Design will give you access to a range of career and further education opportunities.

How can I progress at the end of my course?
If you wish to continue your studies, you may consider one of the many vocational A levels that are offered at Selby College

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