GCSE Art & Design
There are two parts to the course:
- A portfolio of visual evidence - coursework
- A controlled test - examination
The portfolio of investigative and developmental work is produced throughout year 10 and has to be completed by the end of the autumn term in year 11 (four school terms in all).
From the start of the spring term in year 11 (January) the examination process begins and continues until May.
- Coursework - 60% of the total mark
- Examination - 40% of the total mark
To gain a higher grade pass e.g. C grade or above, students need to achieve 60% or higher of the total available marks.