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Art GCSE at Stocksbridge High

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Students will produce work in at least two of the following areas:
Drawing and painting, 3D studies.

They will produce at least two coursework projects with an emphasis on drawing and painting, each exploring a theme in depth, using different media, materials and techniques. This work will be linked directly to the study of the work of other artists, crafts people and cultures. Students will broaden their knowledge of the work and working practices of such people and movements, making connections to their own work.

All projects are practically based, but students will need to include

annotation which explains their own ideas, along with research on the

artists or cultures they have studied.

All students will be expected to produce work that shows the best standard of which they are capable, and to develop a personal and original

response to set themes. Students need to be motivated and imaginative in their approach to work and to have previously demonstrated their

commitment to the subject.

Students will need to buy basic equipment to use at home including a

journal, which can be ordered through the Art Department.


The assessment consists of two parts: the coursework, which makes up 60% of the mark and the controlled test, which makes up 40%. All work carried out on the course is part of the assessment. All students follow the same course, with work assessed in an exhibition at the end of the course, in May. The controlled test is in March; this is ten hours with four weeks preparation.

Future opportunities

Many students undertaking GCSE Art go on to college or 6th forms to study for A levels or the National Diploma in Art and Design. This in turn leads to a variety of employment requiring creative ability.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 02 October 2016
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