Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Art & Design 0400 - Oct/Nov 2019 - 78% B Grade (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

Dear all,

These are the work from my private candidate for the exam Oct/Nov 2019.

Overall marks 78% B

Breakdown marks -
Paper 1: B
Paper 2: A

Paper 1

Paper 2


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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Art & Design 0400 Paper 2 June 2020 question paper

Preparatory period

You should select one starting point from this paper and start to develop your ideas. You may discuss your choice of starting point with your teacher at the beginning of the preparatory period for initial advice on materials and processes to explore. After that you must carry out your own research, planning and investigation of ideas to develop your own personal response.

In addition to the work you produce during the supervised test, you should submit up to two A2 sheets of supporting studies. You may use both sides of the paper if you wish.

There is no restriction on the size and scale of the work produced during the preparatory period but all work must be submitted on A2 sheets of paper. Work that is larger than A2, fragile or three-dimensional must be photographed, printed and mounted on an A2 sheet. You may work on a smaller scale if you prefer.

You may begin preparing your supporting studies as soon as you receive this paper and continue until the start of the supervised test. The supporting studies are your reference material, which will inform your work during the test.

Your supporting studies should show how you have developed your ideas and attempted different outcomes during the preparatory period. Remember that you have a limited time to produce your supporting studies and develop your ideas for your final outcome before the test.

You must bring your supporting studies to the start of the test so you can refer to them during the test. You must not add to or edit your supporting studies once the test begins. The centre will keep your supporting studies and final outcome secure for the whole test period.

All sources must be clearly and correctly referenced and you must identify sources that are not your own.

Supervised test

The supervised test will take place under examination conditions and will be split into a maximum of three sessions over no more than two weeks.

You should select and organise your supporting studies to support the final outcome that you produce during the test. You are not permitted to have access to the internet during the test.

Your supporting studies must be submitted with the final outcome and all work must be clearly labelled. Write your name, candidate number, centre number and the number of your chosen starting point on the labels provided and attach to the top right-hand corner of each sheet of paper.

The supporting studies and final outcome will be marked together against all the assessment criteria out of a total of 100 marks.

 Assessment criteria

Your work will be assessed against the following criteria, which test your ability to:

  •  record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses. You can do this by:

– recording ideas from first-hand studies such as your own drawings and photographs, as well as from secondary imagery

–  understanding the importance of continually evaluating your work.
  •   explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

You can do this by:

–  exploring methods to develop themes and ideas throughout the preparatory period

–  trying to find more appropriate ways to communicate your ideas.
  •  develop ideas through investigation, demonstrating critical understanding. You can do this by:

–  understanding the importance of the context

– developing your ability to clearly show the differences between your ideas and the ideas of others

– carrying out in-depth research into artists, designers and cultural influences to help develop your ideas where appropriate.
  •  present a personal and coherent response that realises intentions and demonstrates an understanding of visual language. You can do this by:

– planning and producing a personal outcome which expresses what you want to communicate

–  understanding the principles and conventions of visual language.


Choose one

1. Rush hour

2. Construction

3. Reading by lamplight

4. Laboratory equipment

5. Growth 

All the best!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

(Potential) Topics for Coursework (Paper 1) Syllabus Art & Design IGCSE 2020-2022

Dear educators and students,

You can refer to the past year topics from Broad-based Assignment (previous Art & Design IGCSE syllabus 0400) to help you to with Coursework topic (Paper 1, syllabus 2020-2022). I compiled all the questions from 2014 to 2019.

Hopefully, it'll help all of you to go through easily rather than downloaded each of the question :)

I'll compile Design questions soon.


1. Clothes hanging on the back of a chair
2. Stripes
3. Moonlight shadows
4. A seated figure seen from above
5. Textural contrasts
6. Street seller
7. Garden furniture
8. Pulled apart
9. Hanging or trailing plants
10. A view through a gate
11. Painting equipment
12. Alfresco dining
13. Zigzag
14. Stormy weather
15. A standing figure, leaning on the back of a chair
16. Building site
17. Looking through blinds or a lace curtain
18. Mechanical patterns
19. Cultural adornments
20. Potted plants
21. Flower-pots, a watering can, gardening gloves, a fork or trowel
22. Tangled
23. Asleep
24. A person sitting astride, and facing the back of a chair
25. Double vision
26. Two different shoes
27. A lake, pond or puddle
28. Entrances and exits
29. Foliage
30. Overflowing
31. Out of focus
32. Two or more vegetables of contrasting structures; one sliced or peeled
33. Folded, pleated or frayed
34. Distorted reflections
35. A person painting at an easel
36. Steps
37. Items from a junkyard
38. Foreshortened
39. A crowded room
40. In the rain
41. A mirror, a potted plant and a bowl of fruit
42. A saw with sawn pieces of timber
43. An open jar of preserves with a knife
44. A person seated in a high position, viewed from below
45. Street patterns
46. A view from a fence
47. ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but name will never hurt me.’
48. Knotted
49. Relaxing
50. Bridges
51. A hairdryer, brush, mirror and towel
52. Pipes and plumbing
53. Changing times
54. A figure holding a space as if digging a hole
55. Shade and shadow
56. In the workplace
57. A branch with blossom and leaves
58. Cover up
59. A collection of shells in a glass dish
60. Bowled over
61. Some eggs in a carton with another cracked into a dish, alongside a glass bowl containing flour together with a packet of flour. Other appropriate items may be included.
62. Running water
63. Worn out
64. A figure, wearing shorts, sits cross-legged on a patterned cushion
65. Dismantled
66. Old rope and a weathered piece of wood
67. Trash or treasure
68. At the traffic lights
69. Flowers in a garden or public park
70. Play on words
71. Three glass containers with their contents, and a piece of brightly patterned fabric.
72. A collection of fungi
73. Sweets and their wrappers
74. A person reclining with their hands behind their head
75. Shadows
76. A shopping centre
77. Looking in, looking out
78. ‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’
79. Twisted
80. A winding path
81. A shopping bad with some of the contents spilling out
82. Water patterns
83. A broken toy
84. A figure seated with legs outstretched and feet resting on a table or stool
85. Sign, symbols and letterforms
86. A vase of flowers
87. Torn apart
88. Amongst the foliage
89. Tension
90. Around a table
91. Broken or discarded electrical or machine components
92. Face to face
93. Weather
94. A figure sits on a stool, holding a large ball
95. Plant patterns
96. An open drawer revealing its contents
97. Landmarks
98. Connecting devices
99. A flower shop or stall
100. Cycling
101. Cascade
102. A person sitting on the edge of a table
103. Time travel
104. Belts and buckles
105. Facade
106. Natural forms in the landscape
107. Reassembled
108. A toolbox and its contents
109. Dried food
110. Convex and concave
111. A crowded place
112. Items on a shelf
113. Pathways
114. Taking a selfie
115. Sliced and diced
116. Features in a landscape
117. A person fastening a shoe
118. The winning shot
119. A grand entrance
120. Merging forms
121. Urban clutter
122. Shell and stone patterns
123. Camping equipment
124. Tangled
125. Cultural celebration
126. Distressed
127. Open landscape
128. A person curled up as if asleep
129. Shoppers
130. Music making 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Final Piece Collection Grade A Paper 1 & Paper 2 Art & Design IGCSE 0400 (Year 2013-2018)

These are some of the combination of Grade A Paper 1 & 2 as per overall marks by Cambridge. 

Note: You could see even the Grade A assessment results (outcomes) from 2013 to 2018 becoming more and more skills based requirement - in order to get good grades (A*), the student must mastered the art skills be it in drawing/painting/mixed media as well as must show how they can mastered the various range of art materials/media. Especially Paper 1. 

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