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Art A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Eastbourne College

Course description

Art is about the development of the intellectual, imaginative and creative skills. It is about developing your investigative and analytical capabilities in order to experiment with different media and concepts. You learn complex technical processes and stretch your aesthetic understanding and critical judgment in personal and unique directions. Through discussions with your teacher, visits to galleries and sculpture parks you will decide what subject matter, artist influences and materials you would like to explore to create your own personal work.

Course content

The Coursework and The Externally Set Assignment have the same assessment criteria worth equal marks. These are as follows:

AO1: Planning, exploring and developing an idea through investigating different media sources, sustaining, interpreting and analysing.
AO2: Selecting resources and methods, experimenting with new media, reviewing and refining.
AO3: Record observations, experiences, insights and ideas relevant to your intentions and demonstrate an ability to reflect and review work as it progresses.
AO4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and making informed connections with visual and other elements.

For the Externally Set Assignment you will receive an exam question early in the Lent term and have until April to thoroughly prepare your personal response, assessed in an eight hour examination.


The AS course involves two projects: The Coursework and The Externally Set Assignment. The Coursework and the Exam Unit will enable you to develop your understanding of how artists utilise the expressive nature of the formal elements of art and design. The formal elements are tone, texture, shape, space, scale, colour, etc. You will have time to practise and develop your visual skills in order to fulfil your potential. There will be a structured programme of visual study that will encourage breadth and depth in the development of your visual language. You will be given the opportunity to do painting, drawing, photography and three dimensional works in both sculpture and ceramics leading to a wide variety of personal outcomes.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbourne College directly.

Last updated date: 16 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years