CERAMICS

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Across KS3 students will get a chance to sample using clay. This is covered in Year 8 through STEAM day and in Year 9 students make ceramic tea cups or tiles.  

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GCSE Ceramics:

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of GCSE across Year 10 and Year 11) – students develop a range of building skills and techniques working with clay, including: coiling, slab construction, throwing on the wheel and image transfer methods. They will record ideas through drawings, designs and notes. Students will look at a range of traditional and contemporary artists working in clay and 3D.

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of GCSE, preparatory period followed by 10 hours supervised time) – students respond to their chosen starting point and develop a range of experiments and ideas. They complete a final piece in the 10 hour exam.

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​A Level Ceramics

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of A Level) – Students develop their 3D building skills mainly in clay. Through workshops they will experiment with techniques such as throwing, coiling, slab building, various image transfer techniques and casting. With self-directed themes students will explore areas that they are interested in in order to develop personal outcomes. Trips to local and national galleries.

 

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of A Level, preparatory period followed by 15 hours supervised time) - students respond to their chosen starting point and develop a range of experiments and ideas. They complete a final piece in the 15 hour exam.

 

Last updated: September 2019

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