GCSE Art is designed to bring Art and Design to life and to help you develop your artistic skills and expand your creativity, imagination and independence. You will develop essential life skills in thinking, reflecting and evaluating; becoming a confident risk-taker. This is an inspiring GCSE that will encourage you to consider a wide range of approaches to expressing yourself through different materials, media and techniques. It will help you gain knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design, media and technologies from different societies and cultures both past and present. You will gain skills in, drawing, textiles, photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture and ICT.
Studying GCSE Art
The course is split into two parts: Your coursework project is 60% of the overall grade. You also have a practical (non - written) exam which makes up the final 40%.
GCSE Exam Specification Title
OCR Art and Design J170
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Future education, training and/or career prospects
An Art and Design GCSE is good preparation for progression to A Level or vocational course in Art. It also opens up a world of opportunities in terms of careers in architecture, photography, illustration, website design, media, automotive design and costume design to name just a few.
Just because you pick art and design doesn't mean you have to have a career in the arts, but it does show your employer that you can think on your feet, that you are creative and that you are flexible.