Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Revised GCE Art and Design

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

The creative industries are the fastest growing area of the economy and are vital to economic success. Studying art, craft and design creates a pathway to a career in a creative industries-related field.

GCE Art and Design requires students to develop key transferable skills such as creativity, innovation, higher level thinking skills and problem solving. It encourages students to find alternative approaches and take risks in their work. It also develops in depth knowledge of art and design through research and practical activities, intellectual capabilities and independent approaches to learning.