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Art A Level at Pimlico Academy

Course description

Students who study A–level Art courses at Pimlico Academy will work with a variety of media including drawing, painting, printing, mixed media, and new media. Students will develop personal ideas and relate them to the work of artists and designers. Work will be predominately practical but students will have to keep annotated journals containing research and investigation.

Course content

COMPONENT 1

Coursework
- A portfolio of practical work
- A written ‘Personal Study’ of between 1000-3000 words of continuous prose

60%OF THE TOTAL QUALIFICATION

COMPONENT 2

Externally Set Assignment
- Supporting studies
- 15 hours working on a final practical piece/s

40% OF THE TOTAL QUALIFICATION

Entry requirements

Special Requirements / Other Information
- Students with an interest in photography, ICT or film are encouraged to use new media to develop ideas.
- Students will be required to visit galleries and museums as part of their research.
- Students need to have their own art equipment to carry out homework tasks.
- All students require an Art GCSE at A*-B or a strong portfolio of art related work.
- Portfolio classes and college taster days are offered to students applying for Art College.
- The Art Department offers students a range of extracurricular opportunities through their partnerships with outside agencies such as the Tate Galleries, and the University of the Arts London.

Future opportunities

A Level in Art and Design enables students to develop:
- intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities
- investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills,
- aesthetic understanding and critical judgement
- independence of mind in developing, refining and communicating their own ideas, their own intentions and their own personal outcomes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Pimlico Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2017
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