What will I learn?
You will be introduced to a variety of materials and techniques and will learn about artists’ work through research and gallery visits. Drawing and writing are important components of all Art & Design courses and you will learn how to analyse your own work and the work of professional artists.
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1 – Portfolio Coursework 60%
You will create a portfolio of work, demonstrating your working process through a variety of materials. You must evaluate your art and make informed connections with the work of professional artists and designers. The themes are set by the teacher but you are encouraged to make a personal response. Homework is set regularly and is integral to the portfolio.
Unit 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40%
You will choose a starting point from a list of themes set by the exam board. Over three months you will produce preparatory work prior to the final 10 hour period which is usually completed over two days.
Are there any entry requirements?
You should be creative, independent and imaginative and want to express your ideas using a variety of media, including computers.
Where could it lead?
You may continue to study at A Level, which may lead to a degree in various areas of Art and Design, for example Architecture, Interior, Graphic or Product Design, Fashion, Photography, Graphic Design and Fine Art.
What would complement this course?
Art combines well with almost any subject. The discipline of independent study and creative thought is an extremely useful one to acquire.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Head of Department