Give your child the best possible creative education

Giving a child the chance for a creative outlet is critical for the whole child and encourages development on the right hand side of the brain.

At Arty Classes we are here to support your child every step of the way in their GCSEs and in getting into their dream art course or job.


Extra support with us will enable your child to to get the most from their course and focus on the areas where they really wish to excel. Creating sketchbooks/mood boards/textile samples/garments can be hard to understand, but an Arty Classes mentor can help them understand design procedures and methods of research, designing and creating.

Arty Classes’ one-to-one tutorials with a SUPER_TUTOR are a great opportunity for your child to receive high-quality creative feedback on their personal requirements, which can lead to successful GCSE grades, an art and design portfolio for their next career step, or for the practicing artist or designer, inspire innovative ideas and concepts.

Need help with a looming deadline? Try our Emergency Creative Support service!

Further information

More about the GCSE Art and Design syllabus

The GCSEs in Art and Design are organised into one combined areas of study (unendorsed) route and seven specialist focused areas of study (endorsements) as follows:
• Fine Art
• Graphic Communication
• Photography – Lens and Light-based Media
• Textile Design
• Three-dimensional Design
• Critical and Contextual Studies
• Applied.

The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to:

• Actively engage in the process of art and design in order to develop as effective and independent candidates and as critical and reflective thinkers with inquisitive  minds.
• Develop creative skills, through learning to use imagination and intuition when exploring and creating images and artifacts. Become confident in taking risks and learning from their experience/mistakes when exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials, tools and techniques.
• Develop competence, with increasing independence, in refining and developing ideas and proposals, and personal outcomes or solutions. Learning to actively engage with the experience of working with a broad range of media, materials and techniques including, where appropriate, traditional and new media and technologies.
• Develop cultural knowledge, understanding and application of art, craft, design, media and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures. Also, develop an understanding of the different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art, craft and design practice.
• Develop critical understanding through investigative, analytically, experimental, interpretive, practical, technical and expressive skills.
• Develop personal attributes including self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment.

These specifications further provide opportunities for candidates to gain:

• A personal interest in why art and design matters and be inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study
• Experience of working within real and relevant frameworks
• Experience of the work practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural
• Understanding of art, craft and design processes and associated equipment and technologies and safe working practices.

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