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Art AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Course description

  • The use of art and design practice to develop ideas and produce personal work
  • Drawing and painting, exploring a variety of materials and a range of tools.
  • Sculpture, exploring the production of three-dimensional form in a variety of materials
  • Appropriate aspects of the history of Art and Design
  • Critical analysis and evaluation of drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures through visits to galleries and museums.

Course content

As above.

Entry requirements

A student with a grade C or better in GCSE Art and Design would be a likely candidate for A Level Art but other students without a qualification in the subject could be considered. This would have to be on the basis of the individual’s proven level of artistic skill and would be at the discretion of the Head of Art. Important qualities that a student must bring to the course are high levels of attendance and punctuality, interest and creativity, enthusiasm and self-motivation, and a capacity for hard work.

Assessment

AS Qualification:

Coursework on the theme of Structures consisting of supporting studies and a personal outcome: This accounts for 50% of your mark.
Examination: Theme to be set by the examination board. Your work will consist of supporting studies and a personal outcome. This accounts for 50% of your mark.
You will have 10 hours to complete your externally set assignment.

A level Qualification:

Coursework: relating to the themes of “Structures” and the “Human Condition”. These themes will be developed over a 2 year period. Coursework will be a combination of supporting studies and personal outcomes. Coursework accounts for 60% of the total mark.
Examination: Theme to be set by the examination board. Your work will consist of supporting studies and a personal outcome.
The externally set assignment accounts for 40% of your total mark.
You will have 15 hours to complete your externally set assignment.

Future opportunities

Fine Art combines well with Photography, Media Studies and other Humanities subjects. Fine Art training will support careers in Graphic and Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design and various careers associated with Design and Technology.

The skills itemised above are transferable and will benefit the student in any career path. In recent years we have had many students who have successfully combined Art with Physics and Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

Venues

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    • Travel to school by public transport is strongly recommended as there is very limited parking on site and in the local area.

      For those travelling by bicycle we also have secure bicycle racks on site.

      Nearest Tube Stations 

      Greenford and Ealing Broadway 

      Nearest British Rail Station 

      Greenford 

      Nearest Bus Routes

      92 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Wembley - Neasden

      95 Southall - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      105 Heathrow - Greenford - Park Royal - Shepherd’s Bush

      282 Ealing Hospital - Greenford - Eastcote - Mount Vernon

      E1 Ealing Broadway - Drayton Green - Greenford

      E2 Brentford - Greenford - Ruislip

      E3 Greenford - Acton - Chiswick

      E5 Greenford - Southall - Havelock Estate

      E6 Greenford - Willowtree Lane - Hayes

      E7 Ealing - Greenford - Ruislip

      E9 Ealing Broadway - Greenford - Yeading

      Access for Disabled Visitors

      We have a limited number of parking spaces available for disabled visitors. The school reception can be accessed via a ramp and automatic doors. In addition to this, the majority of buildings have lifts and ramp access. If you are visually or hearing impaired, or have other needs, you would be welcome to contact the school prior to coming to the school so that we can endeavour to meet your needs during your visit.