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Loughborough College

A Level

In Loughborough ()

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  • Typology

    A Level

  • Duration

    2 Years


There are four assessment objectives that are given weighted application to all parts of the course, these include: Visual Recording. Critical Thinking. Practical Research. Personal Development.
Suitable for: People who are interested in art and design, with a desire to work in the creative industries.

To take into account

A good GCSE profile is required, with at least five subjects at grade C or above. Your GCSE subjects must include English Language, Maths and at least 3 other academic subjects relating to the A-Level subjects you have chosen. A Grade C or above in Art, Graphic Design, 3D design, or Fashion and Textiles is desirable.

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Course programme

The course aims to improve your use of visual expression and give you an understanding of the creative process. At AS the emphasis is on the learning and practice of investigative skills, At A2 whilst this is still important, the quality of the product has greater emphasis.

Course Content
Unit 1 – Coursework Portfolio – from a range of starting points or topics students produce a variety of work that improves their technical skills and contextual knowledge while exploring a range of media and approaches.

Unit 2 – Controlled Assignment – a 5-hour exam based on research made during a three-week preparation period. Both exam piece and research are assessed.

Unit 4 – Specialist Project – the production of a variety of visual responses to a set theme culminating in two finished pieces of work. The investigation includes a related personal study of 1000-3000 words.

Unit 5 – Controlled Test – a 15-hour exam based on research made during a minimum three week preparation period. The finished piece and research are assessed.

Additional information

Career opportunities: Many students go on to take higher education courses in art and design then aim to join the world of advertising as a graphic designer, illustrator, typographer, or become painters, sculptors, textile or fashion designers, photographers and much more.
Contact person: Student Access Centre


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