Art & design GSCE past papers

Obtaining an Art GCSE Cheshire

Dedicated to Helping Students Hone Their Creativity

The Queen’s School can help students throughout Cheshire and the surrounding areas obtain a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and A-level in art. Our school helps girls between the ages of 4 and 18 develop and hone their artistic skills. We strive to ensure our valued students leave our school confident and ready to take their place in the world. Read on to learn more about obtaining an Art GCSE or A-level.

Why Art is a Wonderful Subject

Art as a subject involves the exploration of ideas and the communication of those ideas to an audience. Art can be a statement, an emotion, or an object; it can be abstract or representational.

Careers That Benefit From an Art GCSE or A-level

A wide range of careers can benefit from an Art GCSE or A-level. Some of the more common careers include an animator, illustrator, fashion designer, graphic designer, photographer, architect and fine artist.

Art Influencers: Successful People & Art

It’s not uncommon to see successful people—Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and more—who are also art collectors. People are drawn to art because art is creative, innovative, driven, and adventurous. Successful people are also drawn to the economic benefits and risk-taking factors that accompany collecting art. It's not uncommon for famous artists to post their work on social media as well. Art and its accessibility have transformed rapidly over the last couple of decades, and we suspect it will continue to transform. Traditional artists and modern artists alike continue to influence the world of art.

Top Tips for GSCE and A-level Art Exams

If you want to achieve a top grade for your GSCE or A-level art exam, there are several ways to go about it. Students are advised to spend most of their time drawing rather than decorating their sketchbooks; they are also advised to experiment with art and to always show their process. We want our students to think outside the box and to always have the willingness to try new processes and techniques when it comes to art. Below, we’ve listed some of our top tips for performing well on GSCE and A-level art exams:

  • Show Your Thought Process
  • Planning is Essential
  • Use Pinterest to Look for Ideas
  • Show Your Research
  • Use a Variety of Techniques
  • Analyse Work by Multiple Artists
  • Do Your Own Photography
  • Make Your Final Piece Manageable

Contact Us Today to Learn More

At The Queen’s School in Cheshire, we strive to provide our pupils with nothing less than the best. We facilitate their development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will ensure their full potential is achieved. For further information about The Queen’s School or our art classes, please contact us today. You can also check out our admissions page to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.

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Art & design GCSE past papers:

These past papers are AQA approved.