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Applied Art & Design (Double Award) - AS Level at Skinners' Academy

Course description

We believe that students should have as much contact with arts professionals. We work extensively artists and designers in developing our student’s sensitivity to the world around them whilst broadening their vision of the arts. Our highly successful vocational course aims to train the students of today to be artists of tomorrow. Students follow the Edexcel GCE exam syllabus in Applied Art and Design in year 12 and the Advanced GCE in Applied Art and design in Year 13. In years 12 and 13 AS/A2 students follow the unendorsed art and design course. You can study for a Double Award - Year 1: AS GCE (6 units): Units 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and a choice of either Unit 4 or Unit 5 (15 periods a week) Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and to direct their own learning wherever possible. Students with their teacher will decide on areas of visual interest they wish to pursue, taking into account the syllabus criteria. Students will be expected to work with independence in the studio with opportunity for individual discussion of ideas and materials exploration. They will be set regular negotiated targets with deadlines where applicable. Trips to galleries and museums are an integral part of the course, and student will be expected to keep a visual and written record of visits made, relating this to their critical study work.

Entry requirements

for AS level – a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above, usually with a Grade B or above in the subject to be taken at AS level or in an associated subject. for A2 level – candidates should normally have obtained a pass at AS level, preferably at grade C or above.

Future opportunities

In each year our students are successfully accepted onto foundation courses at Camberwell, Central St Martins, Cordwainers and City University. Students moving on to degrees have studied Fashion, Fine Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Constructed Textiles, and Interior Design. Many of our students after passing their AS/A2 have gone directly on to BA courses at the London College of Fashion and Central St Martins to study on to range of Fashion and business based courses.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your current school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Skinners' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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