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GCSE and iGCSE Art & Design Tuition in London

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

-Emile Zola

All of the Tutors we work with are friendly, experienced professionals who are passionate about working with their students to improve their results and help them engage with their chosen subjects. Our Art & Design GCSE Tutors have an extensive knowledge of their subject and can help students with all areas of the subject, encouraging them to learn and grow, to be creative, and to find their own unique and exciting style.

GCSE Art & Design is a popular subject choice which allows students to express their creativity, and use their imaginations. It teaches students how to be disciplined, how to interpret ideas and themes, make decisions, experiment with different mediums and take control of their own learning, as well as develop fantastic research and planning skills.

Breakdown of the core content of an Art & Design GCSE

Students undertaking an Art and Design GCSE qualification can specialise in a range of subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design – Applied
  • Art and Design – Fine Art
  • Art and Design – Graphic Communication
  • Art and Design – Textile Design
  • Art and Design – Three-Dimensional Design
  • Art and Design – Photography: lens-based and light-based media

All candidates are required to produce a relevant portfolio of work as well as an externally set task for which students are allowed unlimited preparation time followed by a ten hour period where they are required to develop their own unaided work by utilising their preparatory studies.

Benefits of studying Art & Design GCSE & iGCSE

Studying art at GCSE level is a great way to for students to explore their creativity, and if a student has a passion and talent for art then taking an Art and Design GCSE is a great way to explore this further and develop and hone their craft.

Art GCSE however, requires hard work and discipline, not just raw talent. Students are expect to research, explore and experiment with different mediums and explain and evidence their decisions. The skills required to obtain a good qualification are organisation, self management, originality, and the ability to learn from mistakes and use them to improve – all fantastic skills which can be very useful in later life.

Why is it worth studying Art & Design GCSE & iGCSE

Apart from being a fantastic way to allow students to express themselves creatively, Art & Design GCSE is a useful subject to study if students are hoping to find a creative job when they leave education. Digital designers and multimedia artists are in high demand, aspiring artists now have so many more options to showcase their work, and studies have shown that involvement in the arts actually improves academic performance in other subjects too!

If students excel in their Art and Design GCSE they may wish to consider taking this as an A-Level and even choosing to study it at degree level. Aside from actually becoming an artist, there are plenty of interesting career options for those who graduate, from media and design jobs to fashion and textile work.

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