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|Component 1||Part 1 (60% of the final mark)|
Personal investigation, which includes supporting studies, practical work and a personal study. The current theme for the Lower Sixth coursework is ‘The Natural World’, culminating in a practical ‘final piece’. (Internally set and externally moderated)
|Component 1||Part 1 continues: The Upper Sixth theme is ‘Cities and Communities’|
|Component 1||Part 2|
Personal Study. This will be evidenced through a piece of critical writing of a minimum of 1,000 words, and supports the student’s textile body of work. (Internally set and externally moderated)
|Component 2||(40% of final mark)|
Externally set examination assignment with research and development of personal ideas around a set theme. Assessment is through sketchbook work, practical supporting studies and 15 hours of examination time. (Externally set and externally moderated.)
Most students will have a GCSE (A*-C) in Art, Graphics, Textiles or Photography. It is essential to have a passion for the subject and a determination to work hard. A personal approach is encouraged throughout the course and it is expected that students will work in their own time to independently develop their projects.
During the course students are given detailed feedback on their progress in meeting four assessment objectives:
The 15-hour practical examination will take place in the second year as part of the Externally Set Assignment. Both components will be marked and externally moderated at the end of the course.
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