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Art, Craft & Design

The course requires candidates to develop an understanding of Art, Craft and Design through the evaluation of their own work and the work of artists, designers and craftspeople from different periods, cultures and traditions.

The course will allow students to develop their artistic ability in many areas. It will provide them with opportunities to use a variety of materials, approaches and help develop creativity, problem solving and research skills.

Structure and Assessment:

Coursework Portfolio 60%

A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

Externally set examination 40%

One assignment with preparation from January of Year 11 and final piece to be completed in 10 hours of supervised examination time.


Students must explore and create work associated with areas of study from at least two titles listed below.

Students may explore overlapping areas and/or combinations of the following:-

  • Fine art
  • Graphic communication
  • Textile design
  • Three-dimensional design
  • Photography
  • Critical and contextual studies

Candidates must show that they are capable of working from direct observation, memory and imagination. They should be able to write about artists and art movements in their own words, but above all they must be keen and hardworking.

For further information, contact your current Art teacher.