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Art and Design GCSE
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE and GCSE Art and Design qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.
This specification offers a practical course with maximum opportunities for a stimulating experience of creativity and art, craft and design making activities.
Particular features are eight areas of study. Refer to page 6 of the specification for individual classification codes.
- Art and Design
- Fine Art
- Critical and Contextual Studies
- Textile Design
- Graphic Communication
- Three Dimensional Design
- Photography and Light and Lens Based Media
Each option/area of study will entail:
- Controlled Assessment 1 (Portfolio 60%)
- Controlled Assessment 2 (Sustained Focus 40%)
Internally set and developed from personal and/or given starting points. A coherent body of work which must be selected and presented by the candidate for moderation.
The examination paper will include images (picture starters), themes (one-word starters) and tasks (An explanation that may be of guidance but which will not be compulsory). Candidates must choose only one assignment and give a clear account of their intentions. There will be a period of preparation determined by the centre and a maximum of 10 hours under controlled conditions. All work must be selected and presented by the candidate for moderation.
WJEC and Cardiff's Ffotogallery have developed a new, bilingual online website to enrich art and design education in Wales. The new website - Lightbox - has been developed to support GCSE and GCE Art and Design studies, and to improve understanding of comtemporary art practice.
Continuing Professional Development
The internal assessment standardising continuing professional development programme for the 2013 – 2014 academic year is now open for bookings. These events are free of charge, but please note that attendance is limited to one member of staff per centre for each subject. Additional members of staff may attend on payment of a £30 per head administration fee.
Principal Examiners' Report
The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the summer 2013 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.
For further information, please contact:
Mari Bradbury - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5138
Anna Parker - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5123