Exam board: AQA
QAN code: 500/4536/2
Art and Design is a broad course that explores practical and contextual work through a range of 2D and 3D processes, and new media technologies. The course gives students a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in Art and Design.
GCSE Art is a general course where the candidates are expected to work with a variety of materials and processes associated with drawing, painting, textile design and ceramics for each of the three projects/briefs. These projects are; Natural Form, Pop Art and Museum Studies. For each project, the student is expected to demonstrate an ability to sustain work from initial starting points to the finished piece(s) as well as to show how their ideas are developed and evidence of research of other artists work and show how it has influenced their work.
GCSE provides a strong foundation for further progression to related courses such as A Level and Further Education. The Art department has a 100% pass rate at A Level at St. Julie's Sixth Form. Students have followed successful careers in Industrial Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design and Theatre Design.