Specification at a glance

Art and Design (Full Course)

  • Art and Design 4201
  • Applied 4207
  • Fine Art 4202
  • Graphic Communication 4203
  • Textile Design 4204
  • Three-Dimensional Design 4205
  • Photography 4206
Unit 1: Portfolio of Work - 42011, 42021, 42031, 42041, 42051, 42061, 42071
Controlled Assessment – set and marked by centre and moderated by AQA.

Candidate portfolio selected from work undertaken during course of study and must include more than one project.
80 marks – 60%

Plus

Unit 2: Externally Set Task - 42012, 42022, 42032, 42042, 42052, 42062, 42072
Question papers issued from 1 January.
Marked by centre and moderated by AQA.

Unlimited preparation time.
10 hours of sustained focused study.
Candidates respond to their chosen starting point.
80 marks – 40%

Art and Design (Short Course)

  • 4211 Available as the Art & Design endorsement only
Unit 1: Portfolio of Work - 42111
Controlled Assessment – set and marked by centre and moderated by AQA.

Candidate portfolio selected from work undertaken during course of study and must include one project.
80 marks – 60%

Plus

Unit 2: Externally Set Task - 42112
Question papers issued from 1 January.
Marked by centre and moderated by AQA.

Unlimited preparation time.
10 hours of sustained focused study.
Candidates respond to their chosen starting point.
80 marks – 40%