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GCSE Art & Design (Fine Art)

Title of qualification

GCSE Art and Design - Fine Art


Exam Board



What will I learn?

  • Observational Drawing
  • Painting Skills
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography and Photograph Manipulation
  • Written Analysis of an Artist/Work/Style
  • Annotation Skills
  • Creative Design
  • 3D Design


How will this course be assessed?

  • Coursework 60% of final grade- Project based
  • Examination 40% of final grade- Project based


What skills do I need?

  • Literacy- the ability to read and write
  • Creativity- to be able to create, present and analyse interesting imagery
  • Time management- the ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines


What is next for me after this course?

Creativity and critical thinking are essential for all Post 16 subject areas. A good GCSE in Art and Design would be desirable for students who have an interest in taking subjects at A level or have an interest in other creative areas such as Photography, Graphics, Film and Media studies and Textiles.


Are there any restrictions with this course?

This course is a GCSE subject and is open to students of all abilities.