GCSE Art & Design


GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.

This two unit specification enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.


Assessment Objectives

Students will be adhering to the AQA Assessment objectives

  • Assessment Objective 1
    Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.
  • Assessment Objective 2
    Refine work by exploring ideas selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • Assessment Objective 3
    Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.
  • Assessment Objective 4
    Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language

Year 10

Year 11


GCSE Art & Design is a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design and enhanced vocational and career pathways.