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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Key Stage 4

GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
 
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
 
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
 
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
 
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
GCSE Art- Robyn Elliott
 
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
GCSE Art- Katie McKee
 
 
GCSE Art- Victoria Jeffreys
GCSE Art- Victoria Jeffreys
 
GCSE Art- Nicole Cousins-Stranaghan
GCSE Art- Nicole Cousins-Stranaghan
 
GCSE Art- Nicole Cousins-Stranaghan
GCSE Art- Nicole Cousins-Stranaghan
 
GCSE Art- Katie Rowan
GCSE Art- Katie Rowan
 
GCSE Art- Katie Rowan
GCSE Art- Katie Rowan
 
 
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
 
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
 
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
 
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
GCSE Art- Liana Stevenson
 
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GCSE Art- Pavlina Zapletalova
 
GCSE Art- Alana Moore
GCSE Art- Alana Moore
 
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GCSE Art- Sarah Wright
 

GCSE ART AND DESIGN

Overview

Art and Design offers a unique experience at GCSE allowing students to take on a refreshing and enjoyable course of study. The creative industries are thriving in Northern Ireland at present and continue to grow. There are many career opportunities within the realms of Art and Design. The subject also develops a wide range of transferable skills that are desirable in a range of workplaces. Creativity is one of the top attributes that employers look for.

Why study Art and Design?

  • You want opportunities to develop your creative, intellectual and artistic abilities. You will get the opportunity to produce work in 2D, 3D, fine art and design. This includes drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, textiles, lens-based media, 3D design, ceramics, film and animation.
  • You may wish to take on Art and Design at a higher level of study and go on to have a career in the Creative Industries
  • You are good at Art and Design and will be able to get a good grade in this subject in order to come back to school to study A Levels
  • You enjoy the subject
  • You want to develop a range of transferable skills making you very employable eg. Creativity, problem solving, time management, organisational skills, presentation skills, ICT skills etc.

Examination Board:

CCEA

Unit

Content

Assessment

1. The Core Portfolio

In Unit 1, which is worth 60 percent of the final award, students present a portfolio of work. In the portfolio they should explore a wide range of the core skills of visual language, media, materials, techniques and new technology. Work in the portfolio should:

  • be edited to show the breadth, depth and quality of experience in art and design that students have gained over the two year course;
  • show that students have experience of at least two different creative media;
  • address each of the four Assessment Objectives, which includes recording, experimenting and developing ideas: and
  • include one task that has been developed to a final outcome.

The portfolio presented for assessment should not exceed 20 A2 sheets (or equivalent). Students can choose their own theme for this unit or may be given a range of options to choose from.

  • Coursework
  • It will be marked by your teacher and externally moderated by CCEA
  • Unit 1 is 60% of the final GCSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Working to a Stimulus

We assess Unit 2 through an externally set examination called Working to a Stimulus. The examination paper takes the form of a series of suggested ideas based on a set stimulus.

The candidate must present preparatory work and a final outcome that is based on either an idea suggested in the examination paper or on their own idea, which they’ve based on the set stimulus. The preparatory work the candidate produces must support the production of a final outcome in either fine art, craft or design in 2D or 3D. You will spend at least 15 hours producing preparatory work. You will produce a final outcome within a set period of 10 hours.

  • CCEA will set and issue pre-release material (a stimulus) in January of the year of examination.
  • It will be marked by your teacher and externally moderated by CCEA.

Careers

Animator, Architect, Careers in Art Galleries / Museums, Art Therapist, Display / Window Dresser, Exhibition Designer, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Ceramicist, Florist, Furniture Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Landscape Designer, Make-Up Artist, Package Designer, Painter & Decorator, Photographer, Costume / Set Designer, Teacher, Advertising, Model Maker, Toy Designer, Shoe Designer, Jewellery Maker, Web Designer, Nursery School / Early Years Teacher, Traditional Crafts Worker, Visual Effects Designer, Textile Designer, Cartoonist, Cinematographer, Film Producer, Apps Designer