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Curriculum: Art Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, students can choose to study GCSE Fine Art or GCSE Photography

Those studying GCSE Fine Art or Photography explore an idea, convey an experience or respond to a theme or issue of personal significance. Student must complete two components:

  • a portfolio which includes a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the course
  • an externally set assignment paper.

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) such as painting, sculpture, installation, lens-/light-based media, photography and the moving image, printmaking, mixed media or land art.

Both courses are very popular and our results reflect the success and outstanding quality of work produced. At GCSE individuality is always encouraged and as a consequence the range of work tends to be diverse in its originality. We welcome friends and family to our outstanding GCSE Art and GCSE Photography exhibitions at the end of the course to recognise our student's success. 

More information on GCSE Fine Art is available here:

Please address any further enquiries to

Ms N Dalby - Head of Art

Richard Lander School