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 ART AND DESIGN (Fine Art)

EXAM BOARD 

EDEXCEL 

STRUCTURE OF COURSE 

Component 1 

Personal Investigation 

(Coursework- 60% of the total qualification) 

 

Component 2 

Externally set Assignment 

(Examination- 40% of the total qualification) 

ASSESSMENT 

Component 1: 

Your Personal Investigation will be assessed mainly on your Practical Work (72 marks) and on your Personal Study, an essay of 1000 words minimum (18 marks) which is worth 12% of the total qualification. 

Component 2: 

Your Externally Set Assignment (total marks of 72) will be assessed in June 2019. Your preparatory studies will be a creative response to a broad-based theme released on 1st February 2019, concluding with a final response realised in exam conditions over a period of 15 hours. 

CONTENT 

Component 1 or personal portfolio: 

Includes evidence in developing ideas, exploring media, developing and applying skills, researching, recording, analysing, reviewing, creating and presenting outcomes from different personal starting points.

The portfolio is made up of supportive studies, practical work and a minimum 1000 words personal study (critical written communication).

Component 2 or Externally set Assignment 

Again as above but the theme is externally set by the exam board. 

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS 

Students have gone on to study and work in many disciplines such as Graphics, Photography, Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, History of Art and the Media. The manual dexterity skills developed in art are highly valued in many careers, including medicine and dentistry. “If there was a time when creativity was necessary for the survival and growth of any organisation, it is now.” (Ken Robinson 2011) 

POSSIBLE SUBJECT COMBINATIONS 

The creative and critical thinking skills necessary to study this subject will serve many other subjects such as Psychology and History. 

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