Students should have achieved at least a Grade 6 in Art at GCSE and enjoy drawing, making things and exploring new ideas.
This is a broad course offering exploration in both 2D and 3D areas, enabling students to build a substantial portfolio essential for progression to higher study at a college of art or university and to pursue a career in art and design. We follow the ‘Fine Art’ specialism as it allows students to develop their own ideas and ambitions; to sample different media and areas of art and design, such as painting and drawing, textiles, sculpture, photography or IT and multimedia. Many students choose to specialise in one or more of these areas.
In the first year the emphasis is on exploration in both practical and theoretical areas. Observational drawing and building skills are a fundamental part of each project along with research and development of ideas.
During Year 13 the emphasis is on a greater depth of study to extend skills and knowledge. Students will undertake a major practical project in their chosen area of interest and must also produce a study with a written component (following first hand gallery study).
Assessment is based on four domains: Developing ideas, Exploring media, Recording ideas and insights, Personal response.
|A Level Units in Year 13
|% of A Level
|Unit 1 - Personal investigation
|Unit 2 - Externally set task (15hrs)
A starting point for students wishing to develop a career in art, design and associated industries, A Level Art enables progression towards art foundation and a degree in: video, fashion, textile, design, graphics, 3D Design, product design, interior design, fine art, art digital media, animation, design for interactive media, illustration, teaching, automotive design and many others.
Please note: University art foundation courses normally require students to have studied A Level Art.
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