Interactive Media

BTEC Art and Design
Linear or Modular A level?
Examination Board
A level
100% Coursework – all assignments and units must be completed and to
a pass/merit/distinction standard.
We expect students joining the Plume College to complete a transition piece of work for each subject between
the end of Key Stage 4 and the start of Key Stage 5. This is assessed and feedback given to students when they
start the courses in September. The following challenge(s) are to be completed over the summer break and
brought to your first lesson.
The Summer Transition ‘CHALLENGE’
Year 12 – BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Art and Design
This is a research and written task – the final version should be handed in as an essay/report.
Assessment Activity 1 Unit 1: Visual recording in art and design
This unit is about developing learners’ visual recording skills as an exploratory tool in communicating different ideas. Learning to
observe and select visual information from the world around them forms a vital part of this unit. Learners will use primary sources to
work from direct observation, developing their skill and understanding, to communicate and express creative ideas.
Your Task
You will Identify and draw THREE primary resources using pencil. Using tone, perspective and shading.
Source material can be either primary or secondary.
Primary sources
A primary source is one that you study directly from first-hand experience. Primary sources can be natural objects, artefacts, places,
people or events. Working directly from a primary source allows you to:
change your viewpoint
experience objects, images, people or places in different lighting conditions
look at things closely or from further away
Secondary sources
A secondary source is material produced by others. Secondary sources can be reproductions of images and artefacts, photographs,
film, video or web-based material.
Work by other artists and designers should relate to your project in terms of subject matter, ideas, style, use of materials and
processes or techniques. However, you can choose to use imagery from one context in a new or innovative way. For example:
A painting could inspire a repeat pattern for a fabric design.
A photograph could be used to develop ideas for a painting.
A poem or piece of text or film could inspire ideas for illustrations, drawings, wall decoration or graphic design.
Task 1. Draw an object around the house from 2 different angles.
Task 2. Draw a piece of clothing while it’s draped over something. Use tone and shading.
Task 3. Draw what you can see out of a window. This can be your bedroom or living room, but up to you. Use tone and add detail.
Task 4. Draw from a secondary sourse.
How the work produced will fit into subsequent work and the specification as a whole.
This work is the first assessment activity for Unit 1.
How the work should be presented.
Collection of drawings.
Please try to annotate your work. It MUST be written in your own words. Plagiarism is not tolerated on this course.
Labelling Diagrams
1. Label: Add a title.
2. Commentary: explain how you created the image using any technical vocabulary. Tone, shading, crosshatching, contrast, etc.
Length of time expected to complete the challenge:5 hours
How the work will be assessed and marked:This task will be assessed by the lead teachers who will feedback in the following lesson as to the level each individual learner has
achieved. This work will give the teacher and the student a clear idea of the standard of work needed throughout the year.
ASSIGNMENT ONE: Visual recording in art and design
Learning Outcomes:
Pass 1 Identify primary and secondary resources
Pass 2 record primary and secondary resources
Merit 1 independently find resources and record to a consistent standard.
Success criteria for this challenge:Assignment
To achieve a Pass 1:
Pass 1 You will identify primary and secondary sources for recording. You will select appropriately challenging objects and views to
maximise the challenge time of 5 hours. We are looking for quality outcomes.
To achieve a Pass 2:
Pass 2 Record your primary resources visually. Drawing what you see. Annotating the drawings.
To achieve a Merit 1 you must achieve the Pass criteria and:
Merit 1 Independently select 2 more resources and visually record them.
Resources to be used for this work.
Pencil and paper. Remember to have a sharp pencil of any grade(HB).
Who to contact if you should require further assistance with the work before the end of term?
Any member of the Art team will be able to help you.
What equipment will be needed for the subject?
A memory stick would be helpful.
Distinction 1 compare and contrast the different classifications of joints and the range of movement available at each
To achieve a Distinction 1 you must achieve the Pass and Merit criteria and:
Grading Criterion: In order to meet Distinction 1, which builds on Merit 1, learners need to demonstrate independence,
innovation and individuality in evaluating and using sources integrating visual recording skills and in-depth understanding in
communicating information.
To understand more about this subject at a high level:Textbooks
 Beverly H R – Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters (Watson-Guptill, 1989) ISBN 978-0823014019
 Ching F D K – Design Drawing (John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1997) ISBN 978-0471286547
 Ching F D K – Drawing: a Creative Process (John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1989) ISBN 978-0471289685
 Cole R – Perspective for Artists (Eyewitness DK, 2003) ISBN 978-0789468185
 Cooper D – Drawing and Perceiving – Real-World Drawing for Students of Architecture (John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2007) ISBN
 Dormor R, Holmes S, Mott T, Schofied J, Thomas L, Wicks S, Wilson G – Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Art and Design
Student Book (Edexcel, 2010) ISBN 978-1846906374
 Art Monthly
 Art Review
 Artists and Illustrators
 British Journal of Photography
 Contemporary
 Crafts Magazine
 Creative Review
 Dazed and Confused Magazine
 Design
 online guide to books and journals
 the national development agency for contemporary
 crafts in the UK
 directory of creative practitioners
 links to a broad range of art and design resources
 the national strategic body for design in the UK
 website of the Design Museum, dedicated to
 contemporary design
 links to resources on fashion
 graphic design links
 website for the Hayward gallery
 website for film and web based company
 photography links
 website for the National gallery
 digital arts organisation promoting use of moving image
 website for the Tate galleries
 website for the Victoria and Albert museum