GCSE Art encourages students to actively engage in the creative process of art, craft, and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds to become creative, imaginative, and intuitive capable of exploring and making images, artefacts, and products.

Student develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical, and expressive skills which will help them refine ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions with increasing independence.

Art will help students develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures, have an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of art, craft and design in the creative and cultural industries.