Three-Dimensional Design is defined here as the design, prototyping and modelling or making of
primarily functional and aesthetic products, objects, and environments, drawing upon intellectual, creative and practical skills.
The two year course consists of:
Component 1: Portfolio 60% of overall marks
Each student must select and present a portfolio representative of their course of study.
The portfolio must include both:
A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give students the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, their ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding from across their course of study. A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of the student’s specific role in any group work undertaken.
Component 2: Externally set assignment 40% of overall marks
AQA will provide a separate externally set assignment for each title, each with seven different starting points. Students must select and respond to one starting point from their chosen title. The externally set assignment provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, their ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding in response to their selected starting point. The extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and/or understanding from initial engagement with their selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 10 hours of supervised time. Students must ensure that the total submission for Component 2 evidences coverage of all four assessment objectives and evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Students must identify and acknowledge sources which are not their own. Externally set assignments will be available to students and teachers from 2 January.
A preparation period which can begin on or after 2 January is followed by 10 hours of supervised unaided work in which students are required to realise their intentions.
Students must not undertake any further preparatory studies once the first period of supervised time starts.
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Three Dimensional Design
Qualification Specification Code: 8205
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
If you have a genuine passion for working in the third dimension, with materials such as: clay, wood, card wire etc. and enjoy being creative and using your imagination, the 3D course is very versatile and extremely enjoyable.
Students must demonstrate they have a genuine passion for Art and Design with an inquisitive, creative mind and the desire to further their knowledge and understanding within the subject. It is essential that they enjoy working in a wide variety of materials with the ability to take risks and work independently.
The exams and non-exam assessment will be measured on how students have achieved the following Assessment Objectives:
AO1: Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.
AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.
AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.
Marks for both Portfolio and Externally Set Assignment are marked out of 96 marks.
The skills learnt throughout the course will equip students for future creative career paths, such as: artist, ceramicist, architect, product designer, graphic designer, fashion designer, photographer or stage set designer are a few to mention. A CGSE in an Art and Design subject will also provide a sound background for other less obvious careers where the ability to think differently and creatively gives an individual the edge on the competition. Self-expression is actively encouraged throughout students’ artwork; the written work and discussion are all encouraged and important in the development of knowledge and understanding about the wider world of Art. These are valuable tools for all aspects of future life. The Art Department is committed to providing a diverse, innovative course/s, which will provide a rewarding and exciting element to student’s future creative pathways.
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