A level Art
Art is an exciting and challenging subject that aims to develop your visual thinking. The course helps build a foundation for further study of Art and Design or related subjects in higher education. It is also suitable for those of you who wish to develop your interest and enjoyment in Art and Design. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences, employing a range of media, processes,
Government funding available
To take into account
Normal college entry requirements apply (5 grade C's from 4 different subjects including Maths and/or English) plus a minimum of grade C in Art and English GCSE.
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Why should I study Art?
Art is an exciting and challenging subject that aims to develop your visual thinking. The course helps build a foundation for further study of Art and Design or related subjects in higher education. It is also suitable for those of you who wish to develop your interest and enjoyment in Art and Design. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences, employing a range of media, processes, and techniques, building upon, and extending, the skills developed at GCSE Level.
What will I study?
Coursework This unit is based on developing a strong visual language through a variety of methods and media. You will be encouraged to explore different processes and techniques in experimental ways before producing a final piece, which is accompanied by supporting research. Developing your personal creativity and individual talents is a very important aspect of coursework. This represents 60% of the total AS Level mark
Controlled Test This brings together your skills and abilities built up during the course. You will be given a length of time to explore, research and prepare work to a theme before producing a final piece for an eight hour examination. This represents 40% of the total AS Level mark.
Coursework This unit is based upon a personal study on a theme of your own choice. You will develop your own concerns and techniques and link your art work to research and exploration of historical and contemporary artists. This unit encourages you to build upon your specialist skills and produce an exciting range of work including a series of major pieces. This represents 30% of the total A Level mark.
Controlled Test This involves bringing together and making connections between all the knowledge and talents you have acquired. During a period of three months you will develop work to a given theme in preparation for a final piece produced during a 12 hour examination. This represents 20% of the total A Level mark.
Throughout the AS and A2 courses you are expected to develop ideas in a sketchbook.
What skills do I need?
- A positive, enquiring mind and the willingness to experiment.
- Desire to explore and develop your own personal creativity.
- Able to sustain personal lines of enquiry.
- Ability to sustain personal lines of research into artists and issues.
How will I be taught?
Art is taught using a variety of methods including demonstrations, discussions, individual tutorials, group work and guided research. However, the majority of the course is based on practical work, allowing you to develop your creative skills and ideas. There is a written component in the form of a personal study within the A2 course.
How is the course assessed?
All coursework units are internally marked and externally moderated. Units 2 and 4 are set by the examination board and are internally marked and externally moderated. Unit 3 includes a written personal study.
What will this course prepare me for?
Careers in all aspects of design, including interior design, graphic design, fashion design, website design. Art is also an important aspect for illustration, architecture, photography, advertising, early years teaching, marketing and visual presentations.
As an approximate guideline AS subjects require 3-4 hrs of independent study each; A2 subjects 4-5 hrs each and GCSE subjects 2 hrs each.
What materials will I need to purchase?
An Art Materials Pack costing approximately Â£20.00 is available for purchase through the College. A sketchbook is required for each unit of work, also purchased through college.
A level Art