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A Level Art and Design at Hasmonean High School

Course description

AS/A Level in Art and Design gives students who have a GCSE in Fine Art or Graphic Communication the opportunity to complete a personal study portfolio in which they will develop their own ideas and practical skills in a wide range of media using a variety of techniques. They will study the work of other artists or designers, analysing their work and studying it in its wider historical context. Students will reflect on their own work and refine it in order to complete a final piece using all knowledge gained from their studies. Teachers will guide the students in selecting to study either the Fine Art, Graphic Communication or the Art and Design endorsements.

Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE Fine Art/Graphic Communication

Grade B in English is preferable.

Decisions will be made on the basis of the portfolio presented and work ethic


The course will be assessed by 60% coursework and 40% exam. There are four assessment criteria used to assess both coursework and exam:
1. Develop
2. Experiment
3. Record
4. Present

Students will receive regular individual tutorials with teachers and detailed feedback explaining how to improve their work.

Students will be expected to work independently making a personal response to a theme of their choice for the coursework. The theme of the exam is set by the exam board.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hasmonean High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

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