Art and Design

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

The Art and Design GCSE curriculum builds the knowledge, skills and understanding for all art, craft and design specification titles and is designed to contribute to the quality, breadth of choice and coherence of national provision.

It is designed to encourage learners to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding along with creativity and imagination. Learners show this through their responses to a range of visual and written stimuli. This specification provides an opportunity for learners to take a personal interest in why Art and Design matters and to be inspired and changed by studying an exciting and stimulating course of study. Learners have the opportunity to gain insight into the practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural industries.

Learners are required to:

  • Actively engage in the creative process of art, craft and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • Become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques.
  • Develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

Component 01: Portfolio

– Weighting: 60%
– 45hr extended task
– This component comprises of a portfolio of work.

This is a portfolio of work produced to a centre- or learner-set starting point leading to final artefact(s)/product(s)/personal outcome(s).

This portfolio will consist of a project, theme or course of study. It may be presented in appropriate format(s) for the specification title and area(s) of study chosen. For example, sketchbooks, digital presentations, mounted sheets, maquettes, prototypes, animated work, scale models or illustrated written work.

There is no restriction on the scale of work produced or the timeframe for undertaking the work but learners should carefully select, organise and present work to ensure that they provide evidence of meeting all four assessment objectives.

The practical portfolio should be viewed as a whole and judgements regarding the extent to which all of the assessment objectives have been met should be made across the submission as a whole.

Component 02: Externally Set Task

– Weighting: 40%
– 6 weeks preparation time.
– 10-hour supervised time period.

For this component, an early release paper will be despatched to centres based on estimated entries made and will also be available on the OCR website from 2 January.

This paper can be given to learners at the discretion of centres any time on or after 2 January in the year of certification. Centres may determine the amount of time for preparatory study prior to learners undertaking their 10-hour supervised time period.

The paper will give learners a choice of five themes, each with a choice of written and/or visual starting points or stimuli. From this paper, learners are expected to choose one option for which they will generate an appropriate personal response of one or more artefact(s)/product(s)/personal outcome(s) within a 10-hour supervised time period. The paper will also give the learner an opportunity to develop an extended response.

Year 9

The work completed in Yr9 as a Foundation course in order for students to be able to access the GCSE course content, in particular the practical skills that enable them to achieve the higher grades in Yr11.

Autumn 1 Practical skills: An introduction to key materials, techniques and processes needed for successful completion of the GCSE course.

Art and Design: Drawing, Painting and Artist research.

Graphic Design: Drawing, digital media and Artist research.

Textiles: Gathering Artist research and making links with their own work and that of others, Researching a given theme/topic, basic hand and machine embroidery.

3D Design: Drawing, 3D materials and Artist research.

Autumn 2 Practical skills: The development of key materials, techniques and processes needed for successful completion of the GCSE course.

Art and Design: Print making, sculpture and artist research and analysis.

Graphic Design: illustration, advertising and artist research and analysis.

Textiles: To development skills- felt making and appliqué, fully evaluate these processes and become confident at translating a given theme utilising specialist textile techniques. To research a given artist(s) and fully analyse the artist to gain an understanding of the importance of practitioners and what influence they can have on their own work.

3D Design: Theatre design, ceramics and artist research and analysis.

Spring 1 Practical skills: The development of key materials, techniques and processes needed for successful completion of the GCSE course.

Art and Design: Lens based imagery and 2D and 3D forms.

Graphic Design: Packaging and multimedia.

Textiles: To develop print making techniques with continuous links to the given theme/topic. Students are to learn how to print (monoprint/ press print)  and to develop a printed outcome through print manipulation by applying stitch/appliqué/embellishment. Students will evaluate each process.

3D Design: Product design and jewellery.

Spring 2 Skill development: Students will revisit the skills they have learnt in order to develop their subject skill and knowledge further.

Art and Design: Drawing, Painting and Artist research.

Graphic Design: Drawing, digital media and Artist research.

Textiles: Students will continue to explore specialist textile techniques and continue to make links with the given theme(s). Students will learn about texture and how to create this with textiles. Students will learn about fabric manipulation and weave. Students will evaluate each process and make links with artist(s) in order to influence their own work.

3D Design: Drawing, 3D materials and Artist research.

Summer 1 Skill development: Students will revisit the skills they have learnt in order to develop their skills further.

Art and Design: Print making, sculpture and artist research and analysis.

Graphic Design: illustration, advertising and artist research and analysis.

Textiles: Students will be given a small brief that will link with the theme(s) of the project. The brief will allow students to research and plan a final outcome to complete the project. Students will initially begin with research and artist research.

3D Design: Theatre design, ceramics and artist research and analysis.

Summer 2 Skill development: Students will revisit the skills they have learnt in order to develop their skills further.

Art and Design: Lens based imagery and 2D and 3D forms.

Graphic Design: Packaging and multimedia.

Textiles: Development of given brief where students will personalise their final outcome and will be given the opportunity to choose their own selected specialist techniques that they have previously learnt throughout Year 9. Students will development and combine techniques and processes to create a final outcome. Evaluate.

3D Design: Product design and jewellery.

Year 10

Autumn 1 Project 1: This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

Focus A03: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to student intentions in visual and/or other forms.

Focus A01: Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding

Autumn 2 Project 1: This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

Focus AO2: Explore and refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

Spring 1 Project 1: This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

Focus AO4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

Spring 2 Project 2: This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

Focus A03: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to student intentions in visual and/or other forms.

Focus A01: Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding

Summer 1 Project 2: This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

Focus AO2: Explore and refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

Summer 2 Project 2: This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

Focus AO4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

Year 11

Autumn 1 GCSE Coursework (worth 60% GCSE Grade). This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

 

Focus A03: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to student intentions in visual and/or other forms.

 

Focus A01: Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.

 

Autumn 2 GCSE Coursework (worth 60% GCSE Grade). This project will allow students to continue to develop their skills and knowledge within their chosen subject area by creating a visual response to a brief or question.

 

Focus AO2: Explore and refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

 

Focus AO4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

 

Spring 1 GCSE Examination (worth 40% GCSE Grade). Students will receive an exam paper where they will have the choice of five themes. Students must develop a response to their chosen theme.

 

Focus A03: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to student intentions in visual and/or other forms.

 

Focus A01: Develop their ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.

 

Spring 2 GCSE Examination (worth 40% GCSE Grade). Students will receive an exam paper where they will have the choice of five themes. Students must develop a response to their chosen theme.

 

Focus AO2: Explore and refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

 

Focus A04: Students will complete a final visual response for their chosen theme. This will be conducted during a 10 hour supervised period.

 

Summer 1 Moderation of GCSE work
Summer 2 Moderation of GCSE work

Key Information

  • Exam Board: OCR
  • Lessons per week: 2 Sessions
  • GCSE Art and Design J170
  • Includes endorsed courses: Textiles J174; Graphic Communication J172; Photography J173; 3D Design J175

To find out more information about this course, you can email art@heathpark.net.