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Applied Art and Design GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

GCSE Applied Art and Design gives students the chance to work to project briefs so that students can experience a practical purpose for their artwork and gain knowledge in how art is used in the world of work. The course aims to develop self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment.

Course content

Students will learn how to produce work to practical project briefs. The work may include elements of Graphics, Fine Art, Textiles, Photography and Three Dimensional Design, so it is a good choice for students that may wish to work with a series of different styles. Students will learn how to apply these skills and techniques to practical ‘work-related’ settings. Students will learn how;
 Other artists, designers and crafts-people use visual language and techniques.
 To work independently and to deadline.
 To organise work effectively and communicate ideas well.
 To analyse artwork, communicate ideas, feelings and thoughts through their work


Unit 1 (Coursework Controlled Assessment) - This Unit will consist of the student’s portfolio selected from work undertaken during course of study and must include more than one project. Work is set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA examination board. The Unit contributes 60% of the overall marks awarded.
Unit 2 (Externally Set Task) – This Unit will consist of a 10 hour examination in which students respond to their chosen starting point. Candidates may enter the examination with ideas and studies collected and prepared in unlimited time. Question papers are issued to candidates before the date of the examination. The Unit contributes 40% of the overall marks awarded.

Future opportunities

A level study and later university or other institutions of higher education, including specialist arts courses. Some students might choose to take an Apprenticeship leading to a skilled career or management training, and later to a degree course. Studying Applied Art and Design leads to the following careers; web designer, teacher, graphic artist, interior designer, illustrator and textile designer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years