AQA Art and Design 8201

Visual Arts at Elstree UTC offers students the chance to study the ever-advancing creative skills and practices of the 21st century entertainment industries. We also celebrate the rich history of the visual arts in order to teach students the practice of reflection and analysis. Students learn to develop ideas, plus use tools and techniques to create Unique, personalised Artistic responses. 

Subject Breakdown

Art and Design promotes learning across a variety of experiences and through various processes, tools, techniques, materials and resources to generate different kinds of evidence of working and outcomes.

Students will explore and create work associated with;
Fine Art: for example drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, lens-/light-based media, photography and the moving image, printmaking, mixed media and land art.

Students here have access to industry standard software (Adobe Creative Cloud).


Component 1: Portfolio
No time limit
96 marks
60% of GCSE

Component 2: Externally set assignment
Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time
96 marks
40% of GCSE

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