Students must complete both components to be awarded the OCR Entry Level Certificate in Art and Design.
Students produce a portfolio of work developed from personal and/or centre-devised starting points, briefs, scenarios or stimuli.
Students select one theme from a list of OCR-set themes to which they produce a personal response. The briefs are set for the lifetime of the specification. Students require a ten-hour supervised time period in which to work on realising their ideas to outcome(s). However, teachers may use their discretion as to the timing, depending on the needs of individual students.