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24/05/24

The HCACP newsletter for May 2024 is now available from https://t.co/861Yfw10bR pic.twitter.com/PxSicfqNgR

22/05/24

The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen. pic.twitter.com/O2UVpDWdcL

15/05/24

Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏. https://t.co/wlQFSzKGSb

15/05/24

Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam. pic.twitter.com/0igUXmMhG9

15/05/24

HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion. pic.twitter.com/axOSiK0EcI

10/05/24

Two more teams competing their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition in the sunshine at High Elms Country Park! Great effort in hot conditions today! pic.twitter.com/6uHHCmfXui

08/05/24

Enjoy 42 seconds of magic from our HCACP Steel Band rehearsal. They play so fine, don't you agree? pic.twitter.com/08RQPxHNlV

03/05/24

HCACP students were fortunate enough to attend t masterclass at Steinway hall with the incredible French.  The students had a wonderful time learning about composing and playing some very expensive pianos!  Thank you to for arranging the event. pic.twitter.com/lQrl7ZHfNs

02/05/24

Congratulations to our wonderful year 13 students pic.twitter.com/qaDxSPTWoX

01/05/24

If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories https://t.co/hwmkFE5j62

29/04/24

Our amazing HCACP Anti-Bullying Ambassadors pic.twitter.com/qNtt5pIE3b

26/04/24

Two terrific teams at the start and at the end of a successful DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! pic.twitter.com/xqi7hSG078

26/04/24

HCACP Students take in a little culture at the National Art Gallery today. pic.twitter.com/hsraer9JL8

26/04/24

Curious cows watching one of our DofE expedition teams! pic.twitter.com/Uw0BlyBu4U

26/04/24

Lunch with a view after climbing a steep hill on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! pic.twitter.com/57oM0VL1Hf

24/04/24

Music 🔥 🧨👌. An outstanding curriculum, endless performance opportunities, a thriving peripatetic programme, fully inclusive of all students and all types of musicianship. Thank you 🥇Team Music 🎶 and to Katie Stanton for your brilliant leadership. https://t.co/N3hZ1Rp8Yl

19/04/24

Enduring high winds, torrential rain, and freezing temperatures, our three DofE Gold teams have done brilliantly to complete their practice expedition! With thanks to for another amazing expedition experience. pic.twitter.com/QPHnkszYYp

16/04/24

Taking a break climbing and then having lunch atop Bannau Sir Gaer on day one of the DofE Gold Practice Expedition. pic.twitter.com/chFVTchpEO

16/04/24

Admiring the view over Llyn y Fan Fach. pic.twitter.com/iPlKjkcPJk

16/04/24

RT : Downhill to camp after a day hiking across the Brecon Beacons. https://t.co/RpF6LupGF9

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Art and Design

Course Title: Art, Craft and Design (1AD0)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification: GCSE

About the course
Art, Craft and Design GCSE is taught as a two year course, which allows students to enhance existing skills and develop new ones. The course enables students to work in any media on offer which could include drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, textiles, sculpture etc. The beginning of the course enables us to introduce new skills and media and then gradually students are encouraged to work more on their own ideas and work more independently based on set themes. A selection of the coursework the students produce, known as their Personal Portfolio, is used for assessment at the end of Year 11. The examination board sets an Externally Set Assignment which is an externally set theme giving the students time to prepare for a timed Exam of ten hours (two days). This is also assessed at the end of the course.

How it is assessed
Work is assessed using four assessment objectives of develop, review/experiment, record and present.

  • Unit 1: Personal Portfolio is 60% of overall mark.
  • Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment is 40% of overall mark.

Both units assessed and externally moderated at an end of course exhibition.

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