Art - Subject info

 

Exam Board

 

AQA GCSE 4200 Fine Art

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200

Coursework Deadlines

Coursework Portfolio Jan 29th 2016

Exam project Feb-May 2016 (min 10 weeks preparation with a 10 hour exam)

Exam Dates

(if known)

Final coursework project launched 3 Nov 2016 with  an Art trip to the British Museum

5 hour mock exam last week Jan 2016

Exam project starts: Feb 1st 2016

10 hour exam first week May 2016

Useful Websites

Books etc.

Tate Gallery www.tate.org.uk

National Gallery www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

National Portrait Gallery http://www.npg.org.uk/

British Museum www.britishmuseum.org/

Victoria and Albert Museum www.vam.ac.uk

Student Art Guide http://www.studentartguide.com/

Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/

 

Other revision exam tips /info

After school intervention runs Tuesday-Thursday 3-4.30pm.

Nov-Dec 2015 (Invite only)

Drawing Intervention B/C grade students Tuesday 3-4.30pm

Photography intervention E-C grade students 3-4.30pm

 

Students should spend at least 2 hours a week working independently on their project work.

 

New coursework project: ‘The Art of Culture’

Project context:

Many artists and designers have been inspired by different historical cultures.

Students need to:

Explore cultural identities and traditions.

Find connections between artists and cultures that they like.

Research a culture of their choice and produce work relating to one of the following:

  • Patterns: design, decoration, motif, system, order, arrangement, sequence
  • Artefacts: an object made by a human being, typically one of cultural or historical interest
  • Traditions: beliefs or customs of a culture
  • People: distinct social groups

Experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques when developing ideas for a final artwork/series of artwork.