Welcome to the Art Department
What can I expect?
How is Art assessed?
Pupils create a portfolio selected from work undertaken during the course. The portfolio must include one extended project and other pieces of work. This unit is worth 60% of the overall mark.
The externally set task (examination).
Students are allowed a preparation period of about 5/6 weeks in order to gather their research and work towards a final piece (or pieces). Students then sit a 10 hour controlled conditions examination to enable them to produce their final piece(s) to their chosen starting point. This unit is worth 40% of the overall mark.
What makes a good Art Student?
Someone who is creative, imaginative and capable of generating their own thoughts, ideas and opinions
Someone who is dedicated and hardworking
Someone who is able to focus upon an area of study for a sustained period of time
To be able to direct your own coursework based on a given theme
Where can Art lead?
All of the skills which are continually utilised in Art like being a good self-manager, an independent enquirer and a creative thinker are life-long skills which are essential in many walks of life.