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Fine Art GCSE at Christ The King College

Course description

GCSE Fine Art will provide students with an opportunity to explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to artists and cultures from both Europe and rest of the world. Students will show their understanding of these artists and cultures by producing work practically.

Course content

Students will be taught to express themselves as individuals through reference made to other artists’ work. They will be taught various skills of Art production such as understanding of colour, line, tone, texture shape and form. They will also be encouraged to be self-motivated, work safely and carefully select relevant materials. Students will be required to work in one or more area(s) of Fine Art, such as the following, painting and drawing, sculpture, installation and land art, mixed media including collage and assemblage, printmaking, lens based and light media (animation, video and photography)

Assessment

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

GCSE Fine Art offers direct access to A-level Art and Design and other further education courses. Students will start to compile a portfolio of work which can be extended at A level and used to apply for higher education courses. There are a wide range of potential career opportunities in the Creative Industries.

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

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