|Head of Department||Miss S O’Brien|
|Exam Board||AQA GCSEC Art & Design|
Welcome to Art
Art develops important skills, both physical and social. It inspires imagination, abstract thinking and problem-solving.
Art offers an outlet for individuality and creativity. Art does not teach students what to think; it teaches them how to think. It teaches them that there are multiple solutions to problems and that problems can be solved with creative solutions.
Art helps teach students respect for themselves and others. It inspires imagination and self-esteem and provides an outlet for self-expression.
Examining body: AQA
About the Course
Pupils will follow a broadly based Art & Design course and requires work to be exhibited in two or more of the following areas:
Three Dimensional Studies (Pottery Modelling)
At the end of the course, you will prepare a selection of your best work for assessment. This will include a piece of work called the Externally Set Task, which is simply a final assignment to be completed in ten hours of supervised time. Most candidates do very well with this final piece of work.
If you have ability, are keen and willing to work hard, join us in the Art & Design Department. We are sure you will enjoy the experience and gain satisfaction and pleasure from your final exhibition of work.
In addition to gaining a good grade at the end of the course, we very much hope that you will enjoy and benefit from the experience, the sense of adventure and a deepening understanding of art and artists past and present. Finally, and perhaps more importantly, you will be encouraged to look at and question your own environment.
GCSE AQA Art & Design
The final exhibition of your work will be marked as follows:
Portfolio of work 60% of total marks
Externally Set Task 40% – one assignment to be completed in ten hours of supervised time.
Progression routes for GCSE Art
A Level Art & Design, Art, Craft and Design, Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles.
BTEC qualifications in General Art and Design
Level 2/3 Art, Design and Media, Games, Design and Animation, Graphic Design, Photography, Creative and Media.
Career in Graphic design, fashion design, interior design, product design, games design, photography, architecture, animator, education, book designer, ceramicist, fashion journalism, film/documentary maker, fine artist, illustrator, sculptor, set design, web design, 3 D modeller, Story boarder, TV design.
POST 16 subject specific entry requirements to study Art related subjects.
Christ the King –
A Level Art Course—grade 4 in GCSE Art and Design.
A Level Photography— 4 in Art is desirable but not essential.