Ceramics is a Board Endorsed non ATAR, 1 unit and 2 unit course.Ceramics Stage 6 is designed to enable students to gain an increasingaccomplishment and independence in their representation of ideas inceramics and understand and value how ceramics, as a field of practice,invites different interpretations and explanations.Ceramics is the art and technology of forming, firing and glazing clay tomake a range of products. Clay, the basic material used in this process,is inexpensive, abundant and found in many locations throughout theworld. This natural material, which is plastic, malleable and pliant, lendsitself to many applications ranging from building materials to ceramicware, eg plates, bowls and drinking vessels, jewellery, sculptures anddecorative wall surfaces. Various methods can be used to form clay asunique one off handbuilt works, wheel-thrown and cast forms, andthose which are mass produced.
Course StructureThe Ceramics Content Endorsed Course is comprised of eleven modules, twomandatory and nine optional. Schools are able to select from these modules todevelop programs that respond to student needs and interests.These modules include:Mandatory modules: Optional modules:Introduction to Ceramics (Core) Handbuilding ThrowingOccupational Health and Safety Sculptural Forms Kilns Glaze Technology Casting Surface Treatment Mixed Media Ceramics Project
Assessment of Content Endorsed Courses Stage 6There is no external examination of students in Content EndorsedCourses Stage 6. Component Weighting (%) Making 70 Critical and Historical Studies 30