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The course aims to inspire students, encouraging creativity whilst equipping them with the skills

required to be successful. They will develop a broad base of skills with an initial focus on drawing and

painting. Students will also experience other disciplines including 3D ceramics and print making. The

course is tightly structured at the start of Year 10 but gradually introduces more choice and by the

end of Year 11 students enjoy being more independent and generating their own ideas.


Essential: A3 Sketchbooks x 4 (approx. £3 each)

Recommended: Equipment pack – Between £13.50 - £28

Optional: canvases / boards (£3 - £6)


Kew Gardens – September Year 10 approximately £15

National Portrait Gallery - July Year 10 approximately £5


Further Education:

A Level Art & Design / Fine Art


Diploma Art & Design


Degree in an Arts-based subject (eg Fine Art / Illustration / Graphics / Fashion / Textiles

/ Architecture)


Animator, Architect, Ceramics Designer, Community Arts Worker, Fashion Designer,

Furniture Designer, Graphic or Product Designer, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Jewellery Designer,

Make-up Artist, Photographer, Printmaker, Textile Designer.


Component 1

Component 2

Portfolio 60% of GCSE

Project 1: Natural forms / Kew

Developing skills and producing outcomes

in a range of media

Project 2: Portraiture

Building on skills

and learning process. Final outcome

produced in Year 10 exam

Project 3: Trial exam project

Building on skills

Final outcome produced in trial exam

Externally set assignment 40% of GCSE

Preparatory period

sketchbook work, approx.

10 weeks

Supervised exam

10 hours

Art and Design