St. Mary's

Fine Art

Assessment Structure

Component 1 PFO: Portfolio of work 60% Coursework
Component 2 ESA: Externally Set Assignment; 10 hour exam 40% Examination
Final exhibition of portfolio of work

Course Description

This course provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are developmental in nature. Art improves your thinking, communication, interpersonal, practical, creative and ICT skills. GCSE provides progression from Key Stage 3 raising awareness of how art is used within our everyday lives to advertise, improve the environment and communicate to an audience. Fine Art explores practical and critical contextual work through a wide range of processes, and different media. Candidates work in some of the following areas including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking digital photographic techniques & sculpture. Consistent 100% Pass Rate.

Future Opportunities

Following a GCSE in art leads to AS and A level Art exams in our Sixth Form which then allows entrance to University degree courses. We have close links with Blackpool and Fylde College who take A level students on to their Foundation Course before going on to specialise at University in careers such as: Architecture, Advertising, Animation, Computer Aided Design, Graphic design, Interior design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Film, Media Studies, Museum Curator, Textile Design, Art Therapy work, Photographer, Product Designer, Landscape Architect, Web Design, Teaching and many other options.