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GCSE Courses (Years 10-11)

Our GCSE courses (one-year and two-year) provide the perfect preparation for the specialised study of the Sixth Form years. We provide a wide-ranging and balanced curriculum, in which students take up to 10 subjects over a period of one or two years.

The two-year GCSE course at Fine Arts

Pupils come into Year 10 from a variety of schools, with a range of academic and creative abilities. Therefore, we assess each pupil individually to advise on the GCSE courses to be taken. Most pupils will take eight or nine subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Science, and at least one humanities subject, chosen from Ancient History, Modern History, Geography or Religious Studies. We also encourage pupils to take a foreign language, choosing from French, Spanish, Italian, German or Latin. In addition, they can choose from a wide range of creative subjects, including Art, Photography, Music, Media, and Drama. We also offer drama, music, and singing lessons outside the examination subjects.

All pupils have General Studies lessons, which cover all aspects of PSHE, citizenship, and study skills. Organised sports including football, netball, tennis, and yoga are held weekly.

Small classes and Personal Tutors

At Fine Arts, GCSE subjects are taught in very small classes (usually eight or fewer). This ensures each student receives a great deal of individual attention, allowing our subject tutors to meet the needs of everyone in the class. Fine Arts School, therefore, has a particularly good record of improving student performance based on previous attainment.

All students also see a Personal Tutor for an hour and a half per week for general academic advice, and to address any worries that may arise (either from the student or following feedback from other teachers and Directors of Studies). This ensures that students have a formal space in which to discuss and address problems.

For more information on our One-Year GCSE Course, click here.


Students are free to create their own portfolio of GCSE subjects, choosing at least one from each of the faculties below.


How to Apply

Our Admissions process is designed to be as straightforward as possible while also making it easy for you to be sure about your decision. Find out all about applying to Fine Arts College and arrange to come and see us.

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  • Fine Arts College
    Centre Studios
    41 - 43 Englands Lane
    London, NW3 4YD

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