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Edexcel Art and Design

The GCSE Art course encourages students to think for themselves whilst showing them how to use a wide range of materials and methods. They analyse art and explore their own creativity whilst learning new techniques. The unendorsed paper expects students to use different media- Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking are some of the processes learned during the course. The primary aim of the course is to help the students to learn to be independent artists.

Assessment Components

Paper 1 : 60% Internal assessments,

Unit 1 Portraits- ‘Me, Myself, Mine’

Unit 2 A mock exam with 9 weeks preparation time based on a past exam theme

Paper 2 : 40% Internal assessment

Final exam set by the examining body. 8 week preparation time, 10 hr practical exam.