The AQA A Level Art syllabus encourages a broad approach, which allows you to develop a sound grounding, in a number of areas while still exploring the subject in depth.
Although a GCSE Art grade 4 pass is normally required for taking the A Level course, suitable students who can demonstrate drawing skills and creativity will be considered, although students must have studied Art before as a subject. It is expected that you will have developed sufficient understanding and skills for the programme of study at 'A' level to be rewarding and enjoyable in its own right.
The course involves the development of your skills and understanding in drawing and painting and use of mixed media with a greater emphasis on depth and focus.
Looking at contemporary and historical art styles will form the basis for critical and contextual studies alongside your own practical work.
You will need to use study periods as well as up to 4 hours homework each week to continue and add to your portfolio of work. £20 is required by every student to contribute to the overall cost of materials used within each A Level ADT option. This is due to a number of expensive materials being used in all areas across the 2 years of the course.
The Post 16 Art Room in Design is available to be used outside of normal lesson times in order for you to get the most out of the course.
Skill Building - Coursework Portfolio
Mock - Internally Set Assignment
Component 1: Personal Investigation
- 60% of the total A Level mark
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment - 40% of the total A Level mark
Overall Entry Requirements:
6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths
Course Specific Entry Requirements:
GCSE Art grade 4, suitable students who can demonstrate drawing skills and creativity may also be considered, although must have done Art before as a subject.