We currently run the EDEXCEL UNENDORSED ART,
CRAFT AND DESIGN course. This allows you the
freedom to explore different areas of art, such as
painting, printmaking, textiles, photography,
graphical communication, sculpture and contextual
studies. The course encourages you to create a
personal and imaginative approach.
The course consists of four units over 2 years:
UNIT 1-COURSEWORK 60%
UNIT 2-EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT 40%
UNIT 3-COURSEWORK (DEVELOPED FROM
PERSONAL STARTING POINT) 60%
UNIT 4-EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT 40%
The Course ...
Throughout year 12 you will be introduced to the
different art disciplines through a series of
workshops. You will be set assignment tasks based
on these workshops, all based around one theme.
For each art discipline you will be expected to use
your own initiative, research artists, primary
images, take good quality photographs and
annotate and review your work.
We are here to guide you, and you are privileged to
have 2 teachers that specialise in different art
disciplines, but we will not do the work for you.
What to Expect… ...
The Year Ahead ...
You will have one project broken down into a series of workshops. Each area will
have a body of work including recording observations, media experimentation,
developing ideas and a final piece. The project will be complete by February with a
final piece in a media of your choice.
FINAL REALISATION OF YEARS WORK.
Getting a good grade is only possible by covering all of the marking
criteria. You can be the most talented artist there is but if you do not
have the sketchbook and work to back up your final pieces you will
get very few marks.
You must cover all of the assessment criteria above to get the marks and
achieve a good grade.
-A range of pencils
-Pens (including a biro and a fineliner)
-Coloured pencils (at least 5 different colours)
-A glue stick
-A 30cm ruler
-A tool box to
keep materials in
What you have done over the Summer…
1. Using the title ‘Places I have been’, take and print at least 20
photographs. It is up to you how you interpret this title. It may be that
you are going on holiday and use this as your inspiration or it could
simply be taking photographs around your home. Think carefully about
your subject matter, colour and composition.
2. From your photographs create a series of A5 drawings.
3. Go to two Art exhibitions over the summer. Take photographs (if
you can), collect leaflets and create drawings. These can go in your
sketchbook in September.
INTRODUCTIONS AND DISSCUSSION/ CRITIQUE
OF WORK COMPLETED OVER THE SUMMER….
Your sketchbook should be a place for being creative! You will explore ideas with sketches,
samples, experiments, Artist’s work and photos relevant to your topic.
Some important things to have in your sketchbook
Observational studies from real objects
Your own photographs, as evidence of your primary research.
Experiments with a range of different media
Planning for final pieces
Presentation: Don’t paint ANY pages with poster or acrylic paint – this ends up looking messy
and really distracts from the artwork on the page.
Do add bits of coloured paper, magazines, newspaper or use watercolour to add colour to the
pages. When adding colour to a page make sure it is relevant to the topic.
Mind and body
Discuss as a group and complete a mind map…
-Complete spider diagram
-Stick in photographs and
-Create gallery visits pages in your sketchbook
-Create an Artist inspiration page
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