Art & Design Option

About the Course

GCSE Art & Design is about having an adventurous and enquiring approach and developing the skills needed to express yourself.   It is rewarding, enjoyable and challenging hard work.  You will gain an understanding of past and contemporary Art & Design which will help you in the development of your own ideas and practical work.

Exam Board

Controlled Assessment:  60% Coursework  40% Examination Examination Board AQA

Your Future

Creative study through Art & Design is a very rewarding activity, it develops independent thinking and allows you to explore ideas which are challenging and rewarding.  It may lead to a career, lifetime interest to hobby but your experience of life will be richer for having made and understood more about visual art. We will accept grades A* - B at GCSE to be able to continue to study at AS level.  Pupils who have an A level in Art & Design can then study at degree level.  Career opportunities relating to visual arts are many and varied from architect, make-up artist, animator or art therapist to set designer, film maker, community arts officer, jeweller or painter to name a few.
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