The GCSE Fine Art course aims to enable all Year 10 and Year 11 students to demonstrate growth and development of their creative powers and visual understanding.
Art Classes are organised as mixed ability groups, following a syllabus leading to a common examination at the end of two years. The Year 10 course seeks to develop and improve students’ skills and understanding of various art disciplines: drawing, alongside painting, design work, mixed media, ceramics, three-dimensional work and printmaking and a study of artists and their work. Several pieces of work are undertaken in Year 10 and students are expected to prepare for these using sketchbooks. Homework is set once a week and is an integral part of the course. In Year 11, students will use all the skills and knowledge developed in Year 10 to produce more individual based pieces of work and they are able to select the media and methods with which they wish to work.