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Over the 2 year course students will complete:

  • A portfolio of work selected from different projects.
  • A mock exam
  • An externally set task (exam)

The final GCSE grade is based on

  • Coursework & mock exam                                                              = 60%
  • Exam preparation studies and the final exam                            = 40%

GCSE Art & Photography Exam

 The preparation time for the exam starts in February. This unit of work is based on the GCSE Art & Design/Photography exam questions. Students visit  galleries or museums to ensure varied and interesting starting points for their exam piece.

  • The preparation studies are completed in lessons before the final exam.
  • The time allowed for the exam is up to 10 hours.
  • Students are assessed on a range of skills including, the study of artist work & techniques, developing and planning ideas and producing a final piece.

Students are set a mock exam at the end of the Autumn term in year 11 to prepare them for their GCSE exam in the spring.