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Art & Design AS & A Level at Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Do you enjoy practical work and learning about artists? Are you motivated by Art & Design, and enjoy taking risks with ideas and techniques? Are you good at developing personal ideas and responses? Do you love the visual arts and have dedication?

If your answer is "yes" then perhaps you should consider Art & Design.

Course content

We offer a broad approach which has drawing and painting at its centre, but which also includes photography, digital art, printmaking, mixed media and 3D work.

Entry requirements

Route 1 - Grade C in Art

Route 2 - Grade C in Art

Route 3 - not available

Assessment

AS

  • Coursework (60%):
    You will produce a portfolio of artwork which will be your response to a theme or topic that is provided. Research into the work of other artists and gallery visits are essential. 
  • Exam (40%):
    A timed test (10 hours) responding to a theme set by the AQA exam board.

A Level

  • Coursework (60%):
    A practical unit with written work (1000-3000 words) based on an idea, issue, concept or theme of your choice leading to a finished piece or pieces of artwork.
  • Exam (40%):
    A timed test (15 hours) responding to a theme set by the AQA exam board, where you produce prepatory studies leading to a finished piece of work.

Future opportunities

Studying Art can lead to a number of career areas such as graphic design, architecture, animation, fashion, three-dimensional design, photography, film and television and arts management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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