Summary of Subject Content

Full course and Short course available in this endorsement only:

Art and Design

This is a broad course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and new media and technologies. It is an unendorsed course where candidates can work in appropriate art, craft and design materials and processes. Candidates should produce practical and contextual work associated with two or more of the endorsements below.

Full courses only are available in the following endorsements:

Art and Design – Applied

 Candidates should produce practical outcomes informed by critical/contextual sources in response to project briefs that are specifically vocational in nature with content reflecting work-related and client-orientated contexts. They can work in two and/or three-dimensions using appropriate art, craft and design materials and working methods.

Art and Design – Fine Art

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including drawing and painting, mixed media, sculpture, land art, installation, printmaking, lens-based and/or light-based media: film, television, animation, video and photography.

Art and Design – Graphic Communication

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including illustration, advertising, packaging design, design for print, communication graphics, computer graphics, multimedia, web design, lens-based and/or light-based media: film, animation, video and photography.

Art and Design – Textile Design

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including fashion and costume, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, constructed and/or stitched and/or embellished textiles.

Art and Design – Three-Dimensional Design

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including ceramics, sculpture, installation, jewellery, body adornment, exhibition design, design for theatre, television and film, interior design, product design, environmental art and design, and architectural design.

Art and Design – Photography: lens-based and light-based media

Candidates should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including theme-based photography (portrait, landscape, still-life, reportage), documentary photography, photo-journalism, narrative photography, experimental imagery, photographic installation, new media practice, video, television and film.

Where candidates are entered for more than one Full Course GCSE (or the short course and a full course), they and the centre must ensure that the work is distinct to each endorsement and that there is no overlap of content between the areas of study covered in the chosen endorsements (see section 5.2 Entries).