Art and Design

Head of Dept: Mrs W Olphert


  • dsc_0002
  • dsc_0002

Staff in department

Mrs B Lowth, Miss S Gallagher (Technician)

A Level

  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150% of AS, 20% of A LevelTeacher assessed with external moderationExperimental Portfolio
AS Module 250% of AS, 20% of A LevelTeacher assessed with external moderationPersonal Outcome
A2 Module 120% of A2, 12% of A LevelTeacher assessed with external moderationPersonal Investigation (Essay) 1000-3000 words
A2 Module 240% of A2, 24% of A LevelTeacher assessed with external moderationExternally set assignment
A2 Module 340% of A2, 24% of A LevelTeacher assessed with external moderationPractical element A01, 2, 3 only

GCSE

  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 1Part A 25%
Part B 35%
Teacher assessed with external moderationPart A: Exploratory portfolio
Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries
Unit 240%Teacher assessed with external moderationWorking to a stimulus

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Pencils, shape and form, shading, highlights, colour psychology, painting, textures, collage, natural forms, ceramics, patterns, portraiture, mark-making, critical and contextual research.

Year 9
Figure drawing, illustration, foreshortening, perspective, hand and feet drawings, pen and ink, charcoal, endangered animals, manipulating and recycling materials, sculpture, animation, iPads, gargoyles, coffee and biro drawings, chalk pastels, paints, rubbings, ceramic amplifiers, critical and contextual research.

Year 10
Cultures, mixed media, stick and ink, printing, stylising, paper mache, 3d construction, sculpture, ceramics, graphics communication, iMacs, experimental studies, confectionery eggs, design loop, critical and contextual research.