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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School

Fine Art

GCSE FINE ART 

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What Will You Do? 
The Fine Art course provides the opportunity to create a portfolio of art work that demonstrates a personal response to starting points, briefs and stimuli. 
You will enjoy an inspiring, balanced and progressive programme of learning, building your skills, knowledge and understanding of fine art. 
You will also build transferable skills which underpin progression into the creative and other industries. 

How Will You Do It? 
During Year 9 you will revisit knowledge from KS3 and build on these skills to a higher level.  You will experiment with new materials and subject matter allowing you to identify your own strengths, weaknesses and interests before starting your coursework. In Years 10 and 11, you will be expected to produce a portfolio of work under controlled assessment conditions. 
This portfolio will include research, preparatory and developmental studies and outcome(s) of final pieces, that will be displayed as part of your portfolio of work. 
The portfolio must provide evidence that you have met all four assessment objectives. The stimuli used to generate ideas will be based on broad issues, with some quite challenging subject matter. You will be expected to do your own research on the theme and artists linked to the theme to create your own individual and personal response. 

What Qualifications Can You Obtain? 
You can achieve a GCSE in Fine Art at grades 9-1 in this subject. There is a single tier of entry for this subject. 

How Will Your Work Be Assessed? 
Your work will be assessed through a set task and one controlled assessment activity. 
Controlled Assessment - One portfolio of practical work = 60% of qualification Set Task - 10 weeks’ preparation portfolio and a 10 hour practical exam = 40% of qualification 
The Set Task is the final exam which will take place in the spring term of Year 11. This will be given in the form of an exam paper with 5 starting points from which you will have to select one to create a portfolio of work. 
The paper will be given to you 10 weeks before the exam in order for you to prepare a portfolio of work to help you develop an idea for your own personal response. The exam is 10 hours long and the final piece created in that time will be marked, along with the exam portfolio, to generate the exam mark. 

For further information, please contact your Art Teacher or Mrs Beaumont, Subject Leader for Fine Art and Photography.

 

 

 

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