The GCSE in art is a highly creative course, which covers a broad range of techniques including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, mixed media, ceramic and stained glass work. Pupils can develop their own theme, and produce work in any media of their choice. Structured creative projects over the course of 2 years are designed to teach a wide variety of artistic skills.
|Why study Art and Design?
|Exam Board and Specification||Edexcel Art and Design GCSE|
|Key areas of content||
Final assessment is in the form of a display of work which contains the following: Unit 1: Personal Portfolio in Art and Design is weighted at 60 per cent of the course
Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design is weighted at 40 per cent of the course. Paper given in Jan for exam question to be researched, then timed exam over 10 hours (2 days) in April.
|Textbooks, websites and other relevant material||
Brettal, R (1999) Oxford History of Modern Art Oxford University Press
Collings, M (1999) This is Modern Art Weidenfield and Nicholson
Lucie-Smith, E (1999) Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists Thames and Hudson
Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1996) 20th Century Photography Taschen
Raeburn, M (1999) Vision, 50 Years of British Creativity Thames and Hudson
Taylor, R (1999) Understanding and Investigating Art Hodder & Stoughton
Vaisey, M (ed) (1999) Art, the Critics’ Choice Aurum Press
Walter, I (ed) (1996) Masterpieces of Western Art Taschen
Wilkins, Schultz and Linduff (1997) Art Past Art Present Abrams
|Any other information||Pupils have access to a fantastically well- resourced art and design department, including a kiln for stained glass and ceramics, a specialist art library, a photographic dark room, a suite of mac books, CS6 art and design software, painting easels, 3D printer and a laser cutter.|