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GCSE Art is taught through developing ideas and techniques. 

In looking at the Assessment Objectives we can get a sense of how this is done as well as how Art is assessed.

ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

  • AO1 Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical •understanding of sources 25%
  • AO2 Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes 25%
  • AO3 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses 25%
  • AO4 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language 25%

What do the Assessment Objectives Mean?

AO1 Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources 25%

  • This involves looking at Artists works and ideas as well understanding the context of the work
  • Making studies of Artists techniques.

AO2 Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes 25%

  • This focusses upon the process of experimentation - trying out new ways of making Art, often derived from AO1.
  • In this way a pupil might understand how Monet plays with colour through actually trying it for himself.

AO3 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses 25%.

  • The fundamental process of working from observation.

AO4 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language 25%

  • In this objective we are looking for the individual's idea.

We see that all carry equal weighting but our main focus is on the development of AO1 and AO3

Let us see how this works in practise.
Below is a how the sketchbook of Hector McLean demonstrates the developing of work for an exam theme.

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