Picasso draws our attention to the important features inherent to all creative work; that it is in some way different, original or distinctive and not a mere copy of what has been produced before. The Art department at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community strives to provide an interesting, unique and stimulating introduction into the world of colour, texture, pattern, form and imagination.
Topics of Study
At Ebbw Fawr we are offering the Unendorsed Art and Design Course offered by the WJEC Examination Board. Students will produce a portfolio of practical work accompanied by explanatory notes. The portfolio can
accommodate the personal interests of each candidate but must at the same time appropriately relate to worthwhile educational experiences relating to professional processes.
Therefore a student will have a say in what they choose to create as long as their teacher agrees that it is a worthwhile task which will help them develop skills. This means that students work on a broad range of themes and use a huge variety of Art processes.
These processes might include drawing, painting, collage,
You will learn how to:
Why study Art & Design?
If you want to expand your creativity and use your imagination you will enjoy
The qualification can lead to further education courses
Some people are seeking an Art related career, of which there are
The portfolio is worth 60% of the total marks, emphasis is on Quality rather than Quantity. To attain marks students must cover four areas:
The examination is worth 40% of the total marks and starts in January of Year 11. Students have a minimum of six weeks to prepare and then complete a 10 hour Practical Exam. This takes place over several days to allow students to produce their best work and reflect on their progress.
Numerous Art related careers have been discussed with pupils in school; these are just a small sample of some:-
Mrs S Keohane
Ms S Slater
Mrs H O’Neill