You will learn to draw, paint and print, working analytically from observation, memory and imagination making works in pen, paint, mixed and multimedia and print.
You will also have the opportunity to work in Photography, 3D and Sculpture.
You will see how other artists, craftspeople and designers have used their skills, to design and make our world a better place and how the work you do at GCSE, will give you the chance to become a part of a worldwide group of creative and skilled people.
You could develop your GCSE with a Graphic Communication bias in which case your course could include a range of skills and knowledge including illustration, animation, creating story boards, advertising, CD covers, posters and typography.
You will develop design skills to produce final solutions to a brief. A typical brief might be to design a screen saver for a monitor inspired by skateboarding or graffiti. All pupils will explore the design process using a wide variety of media and techniques used by designers the world over.
Successfully completing a GCSE could lead you on the way to entering a vast number of careers, including Architecture, Theatre Design, Costume Design, Interactive Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Site Specific Sculpture, Photography, Visual Communication, Advertising, Animation, Film Studies, Art Therapy, Community Arts, Gallery Curator, to name just a few. In fact, Art & Design GCSE is useful for any career where an artistic and creative input is required.
For more information regarding this course, please see our KS4 information booklet here.