GCSE Art & Design

Why choose GCSE Art & Design?

 

Are you creative? Are you hard working? Are you artistic? Are you able to work and think independently? Do you have an

attention to detail? If so, you have the right attributes succeed in GCSE Art & Design. Do you enjoy and have ability in art? Can you draw and write about your

ideas effectively? A good standard of work in Art & Design in KS3 is essential for potential success at GCSE level. If this is you, and you want to succeed in a dynamic, rigorous and

creative environment, choose Art & Design!

This subject will suit you if:

 

  • You have enjoyed and performed well in art and design in KS3;
  • You enjoy drawing, being creative and exploring different ideas;
  • You can confidently use the media you have been taught in KS3;
  • You are hardworking, can work independently and communicate your ideas in both visual and written form effectively.

 

 

What will the course involve?

Art & illustration - you will explore a range of art & design techniques to visualize ideas, such as painting, printmaking, typography, drawing, mark making, ceramics, sculpture and photography. You will be expected to:

Write detailed annotation – extended writing to show understanding of artists, explanations of your own ideas and why you have made your different artistic choices.

Develop an idea from initial brief to finished artwork – you will be expected to show independence and be able to make choices which make your work unique and original.

  • You will develop an understanding and the skills to create high level art, design and illustration work aiming towards professional industry standards.
  • Your GCSE Art & Design qualification will encompass and evidence your ability in a range of disciplines and media. Throughout the course of study, you will be helped to consider and refine your skills and determine which area of art & design is most suitable for you.

 

YEAR 10:

SEPT - EASTER: DEVELOPING SKILLS IN MIXED MEDIA & PROJECT 1: ILLUSTRATION.

 

YEAR 10-11:

EASTER - DECEMBER: MAJOR PROJECT 2: FINE ART INCLUDING CERAMICS & 3-D.

 

YEAR 11:

JANUARY - APRIL: EXTERNALLY SET FINAL EXAM PROJECT.

 

 

 

What additional work is involved?

You will be expected to work independently and extensively at home and after school on research, drawing, writing and photographic tasks; vital to gaining a high final grade.

 

 

 

How will I be assessed?

 60% - 2 coursework projects    

                                 40% - final exam project


Where does the course lead?

 

16+: art & graphic design 18+: art, graphic design, illustration, architecture, advertising, teaching, design and creative fields. Universities and employers are always looking for creative people who can generate ideas and work effectively on extended projects from the beginning to a successful conclusion.

 

Creativity is also increasingly being seen as a vital part of your c.v.