During the GCSE course, students will learn how to communicate in 2D and 3D art materials. Building on the skills learnt at Key Stage 3, they will experiment with a range of media including paint, Photoshop software, sculpture, printmaking and textiles.
The course is split into three projects, including an externally set assignment and final exhibition.
Project 1 – Still life and Cubism
Project 2 – Natural forms
Project 3 – Externally set Examination Assignment
60% of the GCSE grade is assessed through coursework and the other 40% through the externally set examination assignment. At the end of the course all work is displayed in our exhibition space in the atrium to celebrate our students’ achievements.
This course is an excellent springboard for A Level art and other courses such as photography and textiles.
It is useful for a whole host of careers but just some of these include advertising, architecture, photography, set design, costume design, interior design, ceramics, sculpture, painting, art history, product design, art therapy, graphic design, web design, app design, specialist art teaching, primary teaching, antiques dealing, gallery or museum curation, window dressing. The list goes on and on…!