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Art, Craft and Design at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Course description

Unit Outline A-Level

1 Coursework Portfolio: A unit based on a theme, idea or issue using the following media: Photography Textiles Sculpture Painting and Drawing Mixed Media Ceramics 60%

1 Personal Investigation: Practical work, linked to a written investigation

2 Externally set Assessment: An externally set assignment in which students respond to a given starting points 40%

Fine Art • Drawing • Painting • Mixed media • Collage & assemblage • Printmaking

Photography • Lens based • Digital • Animation & video

Three dimensional design • Sculpture • Plaster • Ceramics

Environment • Textiles • Printed/dyed materials • Constructed textiles • Illustration

Graphic Communication • Design for a print • Multi media/ animation/film and Video work • Illustration

Course content

The course in Year 12 offers new challenges and encourages risk taking as the students use a wide range of different media and concepts, drawing upon study of different cultures and genres. The course in Year 13 develops the work established in Year 12, leading to an extended Personal Investigation that combines written and practical work including finished piece/s of work.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art and Design endorsed or unendorsed. ‘B’ grade and above preferable.

Future opportunities

Art and Design develops a unique ability to decipher and engage with the plethora of visual imagery surrounding us in today’s world. It may prepare students for future careers in Art and Design; it is particularly appropriate for students wishing to take up a career in Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Design, Fashion, Interior design, Interior and Industrial Design, Architecture, Photography and Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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