The Art, Craft and Design A level Course will introduce you to a variety of experiences, processes and techniques including:
- Painting and drawing in a range of mediums and for different purposes
- Printmaking (including dry point, relief and screen printing)
- 3D design and sculpture (including working with wire, withies and clay)
- Illustration and designing for print
COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT
The AS and A2 courses are taught alongside each other and are assessed as follows:
Component 1: Portfolio of work – no time limit, 96 marks, 60% of AS
Component 2: Externally set assignment – preparatory period + 10 hours supervised time, 96 marks, 40% of AS
Component 1: Personal investigation – no time limit, 96 marks, 60% of A-level
Component 2: Externally set assignment – preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time, 96 marks, 40% of A-level
Lessons are mostly practical with the addition of lectures and discussions about the work of artists/designers past and present. Group critiques and individual tutorials ensure that your work is acknowledged and also supports and promotes individual interest and progression. There are a number of opportunities to visit temporary exhibitions at local galleries and in London and you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas in response to the work you experience. Life drawing classes run in the Spring term for interested students.
Studying the Art, Craft and Design A-level can lead to further education on a Foundation Course and into more specialised courses/careers in: Fine Art, Fashion/Textiles, Illustration, Games Design, 3D Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Communication, Interior Design, Architecture, Theatre Studies and Museum Studies. The UK Creative Industries offer a wealth of interesting career opportunities for students of Art, Craft and Design.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs including English and Maths 4+ and including an Art, Craft and Design subject grade 5+