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Head of Department: Mrs C Carrington
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Pupils create a portfolio selected from work undertaken during the course.
The portfolio must include one extended project and other pieces of work. This unit is worth 60% of the overall mark.
The externally set task (examination).
Students are allowed a preparation period of about 5/6 weeks in order to gather their research and work towards a final piece (or pieces). Students then sit a 10 hour controlled conditions examination to enable them to produce their final piece(s) from their chosen starting point. This unit is worth 40% of the overall mark.
All of the skills which are continually utilised in Art, like being a good self-manager, an independent enquirer and a creative thinker are life-long skills which are essential in many walks of life. Art specific careers include: Art Teacher, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Illustrator, Art therapist, Set Designer, Animation, Jewellery Designer/Maker, Architect.