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Art

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Why Art?

Learning through and about the arts enriches the experience of studying while at school as well as preparing students for life after school.

  • Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.

  • Creativity can also help with wellbeing and improve health and happiness 

  • Studying arts subjects also help to develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us.

GCSE Art

The WJEC GCSE in Art and Design is designed to provide engaging, challenging, coherent and meaningful learning experiences through a flexible structure that supports the sequential and incremental development of creative practice.

This rewarding and immersive programme of study broadens experience, develops imagination and technical skills, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development.

The focus of the specification is to nurture an enthusiasm for Art, Craft and Design and, through a broad introductory foundation programme, to develop critical, practical and theoretical skills that enable students to gain a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.

This linear specification provides the flexibility and capacity to build and extend the breadth and depth of student’s creative practice and offers the choice of a broad-based general course, plus seven distinct title options:

  •  Art, Craft and Design

  •  Fine Art

  •  Graphic Communication

  •  Textile Design

  •  Three-Dimensional Design

  •  Photography

  •  Critical and Contextual Studies

A-Level Art

The WJEC AS and A level specification in Art and Design has been designed to provide engaging and innovative creative learning experiences, where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated with theoretical knowledge and understanding.

This unitised specification provides learners with opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills at AS, which offers learners a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields, culminating in greater specialism and achievement at A level.

This course gives learners the opportunity to follow a programme of study which extends the experience and personal response as well as develops imagination and critical and reflective thinking. The ability to innovate, adapt and work independently, which underlies all aspects of the specification, is valued by higher education and employers alike.

Whichever title or combination of endorsed titles is followed, the specification encourages creativity, sustained investigation and analysis, experimentation, and design and making as a means of developing technical and expressive skills.

This programme of study offers the choice of a broad-based general course, plus seven distinct title options:

  •  Art, Craft and Design

  •  Fine Art

  •  Graphic Communication

  •  Textile Design

  •  Three-Dimensional Design

  •  Photography

  •  Critical and Contextual Studies

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