art and design



Why study Art and Design?

GCSE Art and Design is about having an adventurous and enquiring approach to art and design and enjoying the process of developing the skills to communicate your ideas. There is an emphasis on building the exploration of your ideas in a sketch book and developing a very personal response to set briefs. The skills developed during this course will clearly feed into ‘A level’ and build your confidence with visual communication. You may wish to do a GCSE in Art and Design for its own sake, perhaps to form the basis of a future interest or you might wish to pursue a career where it is useful to have had experience of art, craft and design or where you will be required to use some of the skills developed during this course.


What is involved?

Year 10 Students will explore the theme of “Natural World” through a variety of different workshop-based lessons. These will include experimenting with media and techniques such as drawing, painting, print making, photography and graphics. Students can then refine their selected choice of media as they enter year 11 and begin their personal project. The course also includes written elements such as annotation and analytical skills.



Ms Sarah Jackson

Head of Art

Sarah’s focus is to provide diverse and engaging curriculum lessons along with a variety of extra curricular opportunities for all ages and abilities. In addition, the introduction of the JC Arts Captain, has allowed our young people to develop their leadership skills.





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