GCSE ART & DESIGN PRACTICAL EXAMINATION 2014

18 March 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian

RE: GCSE ART & DESIGN PRACTICAL EXAMINATION 2014

As we approach the Examination season, Year 11 GCSE Art and Design students are busy preparing for their forthcoming practical examinations. Please note the dates, times and locations of these examinations:

LEVEL

DATES OF EXAMINATION

TIMES

ROOM

GCSE

Monday 31st March

Tuesday 1st April

9.00am – 3.15pm

9.00am – 3.15pm

E1, E2, E3

E1, E2, E3

The duration of the GCSE Art and Design examination is ten hours, which runs over two days. Timings include set up, breaks and lunch times.

Students are expected to work in controlled conditions and must therefore be silent; they are not permitted to listen to music during the examination. As with all examinations, mobile phones are collected in by the Exams Officer and may be collected from the Exams Office at the end of each day. An invigilator and a member of the Visual Art teaching team will be present at all times during the examination. Students will take their sketchbooks and any other preparatory work into the examination for reference.  All work produced during the examination will be collected in at the end of the ten hour examination, including the sketchbooks.

Sketchbooks will be returned in order for students to complete their evaluative commentary.

COURSEWORK DEADLINE

All coursework must be submitted to the Visual Art staff for final assessment on THURSDAY 8TH MAY (Students will be able to continue with their coursework up to this date, and after school support classes will run during this period)  This will allow adequate time for staff to assess and mount work appropriately in preparation for the examiner’s visit in June.  All work is assessed by the Visual Art teaching team and moderated by an external examiner.

We wish all our students well in the practical examinations.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further clarification.

Yours sincerely

Stephen Walker
KS4 Leader: Visual Art