Art & Design
Assessment Objective 1
AO1 is about developing ideas from a starting point to a final piece. This is done through mind-mapping, sketches and studies related to the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople. You need to analyse and understand these contextual sources, and develop your ideas in a personal way.
You will be given a starting point, theme or design brief. For the Externally Set Assignment or Set Task, you will be given a choice of starting points. You might have the opportunity to write your own brief.
Before you decide on a starting point, consider:
You could start your development work by:
Remember - for coursework you will be developing new skills, but for the Externally Set Task you should use processes, media and techniques which you're confident will work.
Consider two or three starting points and use a mind-map, spider gram or mood board to explore them before making a final choice. Don't spend too long on this as you will need to focus your time and energy on only one theme for a project.
When selecting a starting point, have you: