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Art and Design - AS/A2 Level at Westhoughton High School

Course description

The A level Art course focuses on the creation of a student portfolio which may include:- • photography, • animation, • print-making, • film, • painting, • sculpture, and • drawing. You will have the opportunity to take part in several all day workshops, meeting with and working alongside practicing artists. There are four lessons a week with two teachers. This provides a wider variety of input and the development of your own potential. There is a Sixth Form space available in which students are expected to work independently for at least three or four sessions a week. All materials and equipment are always available for use, including a printing press, cameras and computers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What is AS and A2? A-Levels are made up of the AS-Level and the A2. Each part makes up half of the overall A-Level grade. Year One: the AS This can be either a free standing qualification, or be valued as the first half of the full A-Level. At the end of the AS year, you have two options (depending on the preference of your school or college): • take the AS-Level qualification only; OR • continue to the second year and go for the full A-Level Year Two: the A2 In year two of a full A-Level, you take the A2 - this is not a separate qualification, but the second half of the A-Level. The A2 is designed to deepen the knowledge you gained during the AS-Level.

Entry requirements

AS requirements: 5 A* - C GCSE and normally a grade B in a related subject. A2 Requirements: To progress on to the A2 you first need to pass AS Art.

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Future opportunities

Most students who wish to take their studies further go through 'Route B'. This means applying for a foundation diploma at a local art college and can last upwards of a year. This can be followed with an Art degree at university.You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. Contact Westhoughton Sixth Form on 01942 814 122

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 September 2018
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