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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



Year 10

Year 11

Component 1:

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

Component 1: continued

Project 3: Mock exam project

Building on skills

Final outcome produced in mock exam

Component 2: Externally set

assignment 40% of GCSE

Preparatory period (sketchbook work)

10 weeks approximately. Supervised

exam 10 hours.

Art and Design