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International GCSEs

Qualification aims and objectives

•The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

• actively engage in the creative process of art, craft and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds

• develop creative, imaginative and intuitive capabilities when exploring and making images, artefacts and products

• become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques

• develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills

• develop and refine ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions with increasing independence

• acquire and develop technical skills through working with a broad range of media, materials, techniques, processes and technologies with purpose and intent

• develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures

• develop an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of art, craft and design in the creative and cultural industries

• develop an awareness of the purposes, intentions and functions of art, craft and design in a variety of contexts and as appropriate to students’ own work

• demonstrate safe working practices in art, craft and design.

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