GCSE Art & Design

Students are required to work in at least two of the areas below:

– Fine Art

– Graphic design

– Textiles

– 3D

– Photography

Each area is worth a possible 24 marks, students must show that they have done the following:


– Researched into a given theme/topic and looked at a range of different artists, cultures and designers and used their work to influence their own.

– Produced good quality drawings and/or photographs on a chosen theme/topic.

– Developed and explored ideas and processes reviewing and modifying their work as it progresses.

– Shown a personal response to a given theme (a final piece or pieces).


Students will complete 3 component 1’s (coursework) projects in class and at home. Component 1 is worth 60% of the final GCSE grade awarded and at the end of year 11 students will complete component 2 (exam) project which makes up the remaining 40% of the GCSE.