QUALIFICATION OPTIONS: AQA GCSE Art and Design. (Full / Short course available)


  • Mr Lee Jackson

Art at Chadwick High School aims to work towards providing an environment which nurtures and actively encourages creativity and talent. Practical work develops through an ethos of praise and constructive dialogue between pupils and teaching staff. All pupils are encouraged to have ownership of their ideas and work.

We have a large well equipped Art room, where pupils are given the opportunity to work using a variety of materials, techniques and processes. These may include paint, collage, textiles, clay or sculpture.

In Key Stage 3 students are encouraged to appreciate the formal elements: tone, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture and form and will work in both 3D and 2D.

Students produce a sketch book of ideas and are encouraged to use these to record observations and gather resources to help stimulate and develop creative ideas. Work from artists and other cultures are introduced where appropriate.


AQA ART GCSE in the following specifications

  • Art, craft and design
  • Fine art
  • Graphic communication
  • Textile design
  • Three – dimensional design
  • Photography


KS4 Alternative WJEC Entry Pathways Qualification in Art & Design Level 2 & 3

For Entry Level pathways students will have the opportunity to study different credit valued units. The units are aimed to enable students to acquire the skills and knowledge required to explore and develop outcomes in the disciplines of;

  • Graphic Design
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • 3D Studies
  • Art & Design Evaluation
  • Art & design Exhibition

WJEC completed qualification levels – Award 8-12 credits, Certificate 13-36 credits, Diploma 37+ credits