GCSE Fine Art

Course Description

You will be working with the following media


  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Charcoal/chalk
  • Watercolour paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media


Using the above media you will be following 4 assessment objectives aiming to show you can


  • Research Artists
  • Experiment with media and Ideas
  • Record observations through drawing and photograohy
  • Make a personal response by producing your original artwork.

You will be expected to spend a minimum of 2hrs a week on home work.


Course Content


Natural Forms Project

Artist Study project

10 hour practical exam



All work will be marked with a GCSE grade. You will receive verbal feedback every lesson and written feedback on all work that is completed. (Class work and home work)


Work will be standardised internally by at least 2 art teachers and then externally moderated.


Future Opportunities

Studying art can show you are a creative thinker and good at tackling practical as well as conceptual problems.


It could lead to careers in creative, media or design industries such as Graphic Design, fashion, Interior design or Architecture.


Further Information

Choosing art requires a high level of commitment as well as determination and enthusiasm. You will be required to spend a minimum of 2hrs a week on homework but students who succeed in art generally spend a lot more time than that out of lessons to complete their work. Extra curricular is offered in the form of lunchtime and after school sessions which are highly recommended.