SCHOOL

KEY STAGE 5


BTEC: Art and Design L3


Examination Board: Edexcel


      “Every child is an artist; The problem is how to remain an artist once we have grown up”   Pablo Picasso


AIMS OF THE COURSE


PROGRAMME OF STUDY:


• Unit 12: Fine Art Materials, Techniques and Processes. This is set by the department

• Unit 3: The Creative Process: (This is an mandatory internally set assignment).

• Unit 2: Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design.  (This is a mandatory  externally assignment set by the exam board)

• Unit 1: Visual recording and communication (This is a mandatory externally assignment, set by the exam board)

All mandatory must be passed.


UNIT OUTLINE:


UNIT 12: FINE ART MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES.


This unit is through workshops where processes will be taught and materials explored. Mini assignments will be given where students will apply their knowledge of the techniques taught.


UNIT 3: THE CREATIVE PROCESS:


This unit is the practical and main based of the course. Students will explore materials and processes based on a theme set by the department, where they will develop ideas, produce an outcome and evaluate the processes they have learnt.


UNIT 2: CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL STUDIES IN ART AND DESIGN.


The content for the unit is set out under four areas; conducting research and investigation, visual analysis through deconstruction of imagery, understanding how contextual factors influence the work of others, and reaching conclusions and judgements.


UNIT 1: VISUAL RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION:


Students will develop their understanding of the visual elements through how artists use them to communicate. They will apply their understanding through developing their visual communication through 2d and 3d which will be extended into a themed based project and then evaluated.


WHO IS THE COURSE AIMED AT?


We are looking at students who have a real passion for the subject, who believe in Art and are committed to developing their knowledge and skills. They need to be willing to experiment and take risks and enjoy exploring different disciplines. Art is an exciting subject to study and can lead to different careers within Fashion, advertising, architecture, theatre design etc.


COURSE REQUIREMENT:


GCSE Art or equivalent at A*-C grade. C grade or above in English.

 




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