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Member of Staff Responsible: Mrs C. Williamson
Examinations: GCSE Board - AQA



Art, Craft and Design is a broad course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes, new media and technologies. It is an unendorsed course where candidates can work in appropriate art, craft and design materials and processes. Students should produce practical and contextual work associated with two or more of the endorsements below:

  • Fine Art

  • Three-dimensional design

  • Photography


Students will produce a portfolio of work and will submit at least one whole unit of work and a selection of their best pieces for final assessment. Each assignment must cover the guidelines set by AQA.


There are six weeks’ preparation time followed by a ten-hour examination of sustained focused study in which students are expected to develop their own unaided work, informed by their preparatory studies. Students will carefully select and present work for assessment, ensuring in meets all four assessment objectives.


Students will be expected to continue their coursework on a weekly basis at home, as well as in school. It is important to do this to meet the essential requirements of quantity and quality of work for each assignment.

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