EDEXCEL GCSE IN ART AND DESIGN: FINE ART (1FA0)
The Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Art and Design is designed to be a general course, encompassing art, craft and design and to enable students to explore a range of 2 and 3 dimensional approaches to their studies. The aim of this qualification is to allow students to develop:
An awareness, through practical experience, of historical and contemporary practice and research techniques linked to the student’s own personal work;
An understanding as to how visual meaning is created and communicated through creative experimentation with media and materials;
Ways of working that emphasise practical independence, self-directed learning and how to improve practice over time;
Their practical art and design skills, techniques and processes through working on assignment briefs;
An experience of a wide range of techniques and associated equipment and technology used for both general and specialist work;
An ability to study and implement the work of both past and contemporary artists in the develop-ment stages of their selected focus.
To view full course specification click Edexcel GCSE in Art & Design Specification
This qualification is equivalent to one GCSE grade and has a one-year duration. This programme consists of two compulsory coursework-based units:
Component 1 is a coursework-based assignment, internally set and assessed but externally moderated by Edexcel.
Component 2 is an externally set coursework-based assignment, internally assessed but externally moderated by Edexcel.