Y10 Fine Art
Head of Department
Mr D Appleyard
GCSE Art and Design will introduce you to a variety of materials and processes in Year 10 including painting and drawing, textiles, photography, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and mixed media work. The Fine Art specialism allows you the freedom to explore different media over the 2 year course, leading to the Year 11 project where you can focus on a specific area of your choice. The GCSE Art course provides an ideal foundation for A level, further study, and access to the Art and Design industry. We have had students progress to become everything from architects to filmmakers and fashion designers to wildlife illustrators.
You will be expected to produce observational drawings and photographs, experiment with materials and study the work of other artists to support your coursework and exam.
Students interested in choosing Art and Design need to show an enthusiasm for the subject, a willingness to experiment with different materials and methods, and have the ability to research and develop ideas in their own time as well as during lessons.
The non-examined assessment is 60% of the final grade and includes classwork, homework and school exams.
The terminal exam is 40% of the final grade which is conducted over a 10 hour period.
The final assessment and grading is made at the end of the course.
For more information please see Mr Appleyard