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GCSE Art

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper

Vision Statement

Learning to look carefully and express yourself visually as well as through writing and analysis. Learning about artists and art movements from different times and cultures to enrich students� knowledge and understanding of the world

Curriculum Details

Introduction to materials and techniques and critical studies (artist research)
Projects have included the themes �Natural Forms�, �Sea and Shore� �Portraits�, �Fauvism� as well as
students� own choice of subject. Students will study artists and their techniques leading to personal
outcome based on their research and experiments.

Where possible, students should have their own pencils, coloured pencils, felt pens, fine liners, watercolours, brushes and glue sticks so that they can work at home.
Where this is not possible, students can borrow materials from their art teacher. Materials are provided in
school.

Curriculum Overview

60% coursework completed in Year 10 and first two terms of Year 11
40% externally set examination in Year 11 (8 weeks preparation during lessons and for homework )
10 hour exam completed over two days in term 5

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