Y11 Fine Art
Head of Department
Mr D Appleyard
GCSE Fine Art will introduce you to a variety of materials and processes in Year 10 including painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, digital imagery and mixed media work. The Year 11 project is more open allowing you to develop work and specialise in an area of your choice. All GCSE Fine Art courses provide an ideal foundation for A level, further study, and access to the Art and Design industry.
Those wishing to specialise in Textiles (details below) need to opt for this choice in the appropriate column, and be aware that you can only opt for one Art option.
You will be expected to produce observational drawings, to experiment with materials and study the work of artists to support your coursework and exam.
Students interested in choosing Fine Art 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.
Controlled 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 with 5 weeks preparation time.
The final assessment and grading is made at the end of the course.
Please be aware that you can only choose one Art option. This subject cannot be taken with Textiles Design.
For more information please see Mr Appleyard