This GCSE course builds on skills already acquired in lower school and introduces many new and exciting ones. A genuine interest in the subject is essential as students will carry out some independent projects. Creativity is a must! We have three classrooms and the Mac suite breakout area which creates a great working atmosphere for students to access the course fully.
Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including drawing and painting, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, photography, Photoshop and Illustrator. They will also develop their work through artist research and experimenting with their own ideas.
They will be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen areas of study. Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design should be developed through research, the development of ideas and making activities, working from first-hand experience and, where appropriate, secondary source materials.