Head of Department Overview Video - Art

Syllabus: AQA

Art (Fine Art) - Art Syllabus

This course will encourage you to develop a greater knowledge about Art in today’s world by developing your practical skills and using the methods of artists and designers in a creative, imaginative and personal way. After a period of workshops and skill building exercises you will be encouraged to develop your own original ideas through exciting and relevant projects.

Students will be expected to develop critical skills by studying the work of artists, designers and craftspeople from a variety of cultures in order to inform your practical work.



Portfolios showing research, process, preparation and experimentation will count for 60% of the GCSE. A 10 hour controlled test on a topic set by the board, but discussed with your teacher, will be undertaken in controlled conditions at the end of the course. The controlled test will count for 40% of the GCSE