GCSE Art with Specialist Pathways

  • Painting and Drawing
  • Printing
  • Illustration
  • Ceramic  Design
  • Art History

 Why study this course?

If you are creative, enjoy drawing and making things – working with a variety of materials and developing your creative skills, then a GCSE in this subject is for you!  GCSE Art with specialist pathways gives students opportunities to enhance their creative skills in a range of media and styles. Students work in a creative, exciting way to produce work that they can be proud of.

What will I learn?

In Year 10, you will experience a wide range of workshops including drawing, painting, ceramics, print, mixed media and sculpture.  Later on in the course you will choose the specialist area that you wish to continue working in, or you may decide to work across specialisms. You will create a body of work, looking into artist, art movements and styles and much more whilst building your technical skills.

 You will be given opportunities to produce innovative, exciting and creative work based on themes such as Still Life, Natural Form Identity and many more!

How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of coursework                      60%
  • Externally set Assignment      (10 hour exam)           40%

 Where can this course lead to after Key Stage 4?

Students, who study Art with specialist pathways at GCSE, can go on to study the subject at A-level and beyond.  At Wreake, we offer a Fine Art A-level course where students are given opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge further through a variety of pathways.  These include: painting and drawing, textiles, mixed media, sculpture, graphics and illustration.

 Students who have completed this course have progressed onto:

  • Art and Design foundation courses at De Montfort University and Loughborough University.
  • Computer Games Design at De-Montfort University.
  • Fine Art at Central St Martins, London, Architecture at Sheffield Hallam and Interior Design at Birmingham University.

A wide range of other creative degree courses including textiles and fashion based courses.

To find out more information:

Please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Moreland (Head of Art).
You will also find information about the Art course at www.AQA.org.uk