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A Level: Art and Design

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code 1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level Art, Craft and Design provides the opportunity to develop skills in painting, drawing, textiles and mixed media. The course explores contemporary and historical art styles which forms the basis for critical studies alongside the students own practical work. Sketchbooks are used to show the development of ideas and build to a portfolio of artwork.

Where can this subject lead?

Creative related work and apprenticeships

Art and Design Foundation courses.

Directly to Art degree courses

A wide range of creative degrees

Details

Year 12: This will begin in the form of teacher led workshops to enable students to develop skills in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Print Design, Photography and Photo Manipulation.

Component 1: The Personal Investigation (60% of qualification)

After Christmas students will decide on a specialist area to pursue. A major in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project will be completed based upon themes and subject matter that have personal significance . Students will write an extended written element of 1000 words minimum that documents their progress during the investigation and demonstrates their understanding of the theme and specialist area.

Year 13: The Personal Investigation component will be completed during the Autumn Term.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40% of Qualification) Students will select a starting point or theme from an exam paper and create an in-depth response to it. This will happen during an agreed preparatory period.

During a 15 hour exam students will create their final piece(s).

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Five standard passes at GCSE (at least a Grade 4). This must include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Maths at GCSE.

Students will need to gain at least a Grade 4 in the subjects they would like to study at A Level.

Literature: requires at least a Grade 5 in English (Literature or Language).

Maths: requires at least a Grade 6 in maths.

Science Subjects:

• For those students who have studied Combined Science at least two Grade 5s will be required.

• For those students who have studied Triple Science at least two Grade 5s will be required with at least a Grade 5 in the science subject/s they wish to study at A Level.


Your next steps...

What other learning could you do:

� Art and Design Foundation courses.

� Directly to Art and/or Textiles degree courses.

� A wide range of other creative degree courses.

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