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Key Stage 4


In this course students will be able to continue working in 2D (painting and drawing) and 3D (sculpture) art. Students are encouraged to investigate set themes and will be expected to develop their own imaginative style, through experimentation with a range of art materials and looking at various artists and craftspeople. Through the careful selection and presentation of their work, pupils will present a Coursework Portfolio developed from given starting points (60% of the marks).They will produce a final practical examination project (40% of the marks) towards the end of Year 11. The focus of the General Art GCSE is to produce work that shows exploration, research and the acquisition of techniques and skills. 

Topics Covered per Half Term 


Term  Year 10  Year 11
Autumn 1
  • Fish - Drawing Skills
  • Cultural Pattern - Artist Development
Autumn 2 
  • Fish - Artist Analysis
  • Cultural Pattern - Final Piece
Spring 1 
  • Fish - Artist Development and Final Piece
  • Examination Preparation
Spring 2
  • Cultural Pattern - Drawing Skills
  • Examination Preparation
Summer 1 
  • Cultural Pattern - Artist Analysis
  • Examination Preparation
Summer 2 
  • Cultural Pattern - Artist Development
  • Study Leave and final examination