Subject: Art, Craft & Design Subject Leader: Miss C Jones

Head of Department: Mrs H Bennett

Qualification: GCSE

Examination Board: WJEC

Course Content:
The main aim of the course is for pupils to develop an understanding and knowledge of Art, Craft and Design. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to express themselves. The programme of study should contribute to their future development including further and/or higher education and life beyond school.
The portfolio of coursework covers a selection of the following areas of study:
• fine art – drawing and painting, sculpture, print making and installation;
• graphic design visual communication, advertising, package design, computer graphics, illustration, letter form;
• three dimensional design – ceramics, jewellery, product and functional design, theatre design.
• textiles – woven, knitted, embroidered, printed and fashion design, constructed, embellished, sewn and dyed;
• photography – lens-based media, video, digital and film;
• critical and contextual studies – Arts and Design history, theory, personal investigation.
How you will learn:
  • Research and recording;
  • Understanding artists;
  • Creative making;
  • Personal presentation.
How you will be assessed:
Portfolio of work - showing a wide range of skills and techniques – 60%.
Final examination – 40%.
Additional information / skills:
The study of Art, Craft  & Design gives a useful background for a very wide range of careers. The skills of researching, planning, designing, problem solving, communicating and evaluating your ideas can be applied to many career pathways and lifelong learning.
Students following this course may be required to provide some materials such as sketchbooks themselves.

Job ideas using Art, Craft & Design:
Animating, marketing and advertising, architecture, interior design, fashion, fine art, painting and sculpture, graphic design, industrial design, photography, film making, teaching and many others in this modern media based world.

For further information see:  Miss C Jones


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