Improve your visual expression and your understanding of the creative process while building a portfolio of work for university interviews.
As well as developing your skills in visual recording through practical work including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media, you will also build your critical thinking and research abilities with contextual study of artists and their relationship to the world around them.
Your work will also involve an element of self-reflection, writing annotations to discuss your own work and its relation to briefs and artists studied, helping you to critique your own work and feed this into your future work.
AS Level Art consists of:
- Coursework portfolio: From a range of starting points or topics, you'll produce a variety of work that will improve your technical skills and contextual knowledge, whilst exploring a range of media and approaches.
- Controlled assignment: A five-hour exam based on research made during a three-week preparation period. Both exam piece and research are assessed.
A2 Art comprises a specialist project in which you'll produce a variety of visual responses to a set theme, culminating in two finished pieces of work. The investigation includes a related personal study of 1,000-3,000 words.
The course also consists of a controlled assignment: a 15-hour exam based on research made during a minimum of three weeks' preparation. Both the finished piece and the research are assessed.
At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths, and Art or Design
A Level Art prepares you for degree-level study in art and design, and careers in everything from graphic design, illustration and typography to sculpture, fashion and photography