Assessment within the Art and Design Department is a vital element of both the teaching and learning. Student progress is assessed both formatively (as part of an ongoing process throughout lessons) and summatively (at the end of every topic based or homework
Assessment at Key Stage 3 is measured against level descriptors outlined within the National Curriculum for Art and Design and at Key stage 4 students follow OCR assessment
Students are aware of both their working levels and target levels, and regularly set individual targets for
Progress is monitored regularly by members of staff within the department, who consequently take necessary steps for intervention if there is any
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How students are assessed at KS3?
All Art and Design skills, addressed by the National Curriculum, are taught within a given theme and assessed both in class and for independent learning homework tasks. Students are encouraged to become involved in the assessment of their own work and that of peers. We discuss marking criteria and lesson objectives thoroughly to ensure that students are aware of what level they are working towards and how they are going to achieve this.
How students are
assessed at KS4?
There are two assessed parts to the Art and Design GCSE course:
Unit 1: Personal Portfolio in Art and Design: (Coursework unit) worth 60% of
the final grade. This unit consists of creating a personal response to a set starting point and will be internally set and assessed by
the Art teacher. Students sit a mock examination at the conclusion of this project, which involves a 10 hour, 2 day examination.
Unit 2: Externally set Assignment in Art and Design: (Controlled test) worth 40% of
the final grade. A 10 hour, 2 day examination with 8 weeks preparation time. The theme of this unit is set by the exam board and is assessed by
the Art teacher.