Head of Department: Mrs. C. Hodgson


Exam Board: AQA

Exam/NEA split: 60%/40%

Component 1: PortfolioWeighting: 60%  Students will develop their skills developed at Key Stage 3 and will work with a range of 2D and 3D media and materials. After completion of a series of workshops, short projects and a major project (mock exam) during the course, students must select and present a portfolio that represents their most successful work.  

Component  2: Externally Set AssignmentWeighting: 40% AQA provide an external assignment with seven different starting points. Students must select and respond to one starting point. After approximately 12 weeks of research and preparation, students create final piece or pieces under exam conditions. 


Course Summary: The GCSE Art, Craft and Design is a broad based course, designed to develop students’ skills in a wide variety of media, materials, techniques and processes. Students will be introduced to new ways of creating artworks whilst building on existing skills. During the course, students are encouraged to work more independently, generating their own ideas and choosing the direction of their work.  

More Details: AQA - Art, Craft and Design