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Group Six IB Visual Art HL Level 3 at Dartford Grammar School

Course description

Course content outline

Visual Arts offers students a course of study that aims to extend practical, perceptual and analytical skills, by creating opportunities for studio practice, investigation and development of ideas and written work.  Local resources such as London galleries and museums will be used for investigations and image-making.  In addition, students will be required to investigate art in its broadest sense, encompassing European and non- European contexts.   The structure of the course is the same for both Standard and Higher levels.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to achieve at least 3 A grades and 4 B grades at GCSE. They will be required to have A grades in the subjects they are going to study at Higher Level (A* grade in Mathematics). In the case of a subject not studied at GCSE, a grade A will be required in a related subject.




 At the end of the course students produce an electronic Candidate Record Booklet with evidence of the Investigation Books and Studio Work, and an exhibition of their work.  Investigation Books are assessed internally and constitute 40% of the overall mark, while the Studio Work/Exhibition is assessed by the external moderator and constitutes 60% of the overall marks.

Future opportunities

Where will it lead?

Architecture, Interior Design, Advertising, Illustration, Publishing, Film Making, Television, Teaching, Art History, Fashion, Furniture and Product Design, Artist, Stylist, Costume Design, Theatrical Make-up, Graphic Designer,  Model-Making, Curator, Photographer, Marketing……

Further information

What skills will you gain?

Research skills

Technical skills for a range of practical applications

Time Management skills

Organisational skills

Critical thinking skills


Why take this subject (at Higher Level)

This subject will suit versatile, open-minded students who are keen to explore a range of issues. The Creative Industries are one of the fastest growing areas of the economy and job opportunities are globally based.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years