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Welcome to FINE ART at North Chadderton School

GCSE

 

 

 

AWARDING BODY AQA

 

FINE ART CURRICULUM INTENT
The Art Curriculum at North Chadderton aims to provide students with a broad, ambitious and knowledge rich curriculum that develops understanding and critical appreciation of artistic techniques and styles, independence in working with a range of traditional and modern creative processes from research, through planning to completion of artefacts and reflection. We aim for students to realise their intentions and develop transferable skills for the world of work.

 

WHY FINE ART?

Choose Fine Art if you are creative and would enjoy working practically with a variety of materials to create exciting, individual and personal outcomes. Select this course if you would enjoy exploring a range of themes and ideas whilst learning about how artists think and work. You will have the opportunity to learn to think and work independently, working towards a GCSE over two years. 

 

This course is very different to most GCSEs as it is 60% coursework, and the 40% examination is also coursework based. You will be given all the help, materials and support you need. 

 

You need to enjoy art to take this subject. Good drawing and creative thinking skills are helpful, but definitely not essential as they can be taught. All you need is a willingness to learn and a desire to succeed. 

 

After completing GCSE Fine Art, you could choose to go on to an A Level or BTEC course, which would then lead to an Art Foundation course and a range of creative art and design degree courses. Many of our students have gone on to work in creative and enterprising areas of art and design, such as architecture, graphic design, fashion design, 3D Design, theatre design, costume design, product design, interior design/decoration, jewellery design, illustration, photography (animal and journalism), film and television. 

   

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Analysis

Research

Problem solving

Enterprise

IT

Communication

Self-management and resilience

 

SUBJECTS THAT GO WELL WITH THIS ONE

English Literature

Graphics

Design Technology

Film Studies

 

KEY INFORMATION

Head of Subject

Mrs L Hardman

Contact Details

lhardman@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk

Method of assessment

60 % Coursework, 40% Examination