North East Futures UTC


Subject content

Students choose one or more of the titles below for study.

Art, craft and design

Fine art

Graphic communication

Textile design

Three-dimensional design



Component 1 Portfolio

What’s assessed?

A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

How’s it assessed?

No time limit

96 marks

60% of GCSE

Component 2 Externally set assignment

What’s assessed?

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

How’s it assessed?

Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time

96 marks

40% of GCSE

Other Year 10 Subjects

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GCSE MathematicsGCSE BiologyTechnical Health ScienceGCSE French
GCSE English Literature GCSE ChemistryTechnical Computer ScienceGCSE Art
GCSE English LanguageGCSE PhysicsGCSE Geography
non-GCSE Heath and Fitness, Personal
Development, Independent and Project time
GCSE Computer ScienceGCSE History