Y10: BTEC Level 2 Art and Design: Art Route

The year 10 Btec artists are studying the new specification 2012 at level 2 certificate which is the equivalent of 2 standard GCSE’s.  They will explore a range of 6 units of work, some core and mandatory and some optional units which are selected to give a broad overview of the subject and that link with the subject specialisms of the staff in the dept. They will also, over the two years do one mandatory timed examination of a practical nature (the theme of which will be chosen by EDEXCEL) and a core timed examination of a practical nature. The 10 hour practical exam will be sat in 2014 and the 5 hour practical exam will be sat in 2015.  The units of work which will be covered over the two years are listed below:

Core units:

Unit 1: Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design (30 GLH)
Unit 2: Creative Project in Art and Design (External – timed test 30 GLH)

Mandatory Units:

Unit 6: Investigating Contextual References in Art and Design (30 GLH)
Unit 7: Recording for Creative Intentions in Art and Design (External – Timed Test 30 GLH)

Optional Units covered:

Unit 3: Communicating ideas in 2D (30 GLH)
Unit 5: Developing and Art and Design Portfolio (30 GLH)
Unit 14: Photography Briefs (60 GLH)

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