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Art and Design at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Art and Design ?

Art and Design allows development of creativity and artistic expression, and is one of the only subjects to be almost entirely practical. Art and Design is vital in todays ever changing world, where aesthetics are equally as important as function. Indeed, Art surrounds us in our everyday living environment; from the buildings we live in, mobile phones used to text, and the clothes on the high street.

Students studying Art and Design will explore and develop their artistic skills in a variety of disciplines, including Drawing and Painting, Textiles, Graphic Design and 3D Design. Learners will also develop their ability to analyse artwork and think critically about the creative world and apply that knowledge to their projects. The course is designed with further education in mind, so that students who wish to pursue a career in Art and Design have the skills and knowledge required; many students do continue into highly successful careers in the widely increasing creative industries.

Features of the Course:

The course aims to develop students’ skills in a wide range of 2D and 3D media and technology, including fluency in Photoshop which is frequently used in industry. Students are however, encouraged to opt into a particular discipline—Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Design or 3D Design—in which they will specialise in.

Extra curricular activities include visits to local and national galleries, working with artists, external workshops and production events throughout the year.

Modules covered in Year 12: Chosen area of study—self directed.

Assessment in Year 12

Examinations: Unit 2 (project that includes a period of 5 hours continuous work) 50% of AS/25% of A Level

Coursework: Unit 1 coursework (a chosen endorsement) 50% of AS / 25% of A Level

Modules covered in Year 13: Chosen area of study—self directed

Assessment in Year 13

Examinations: Unit 4 : Exam (preparatory folder of work, including 15 hour exam period) 25%

Coursework: Unit 3: students own theme, including a written assignment (3000 word essay or 1000 words of annotation) 25%

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • ‘B’ Grade(s) or higher in subject(s) relevant to A Level choices

Including:  GCSE Art and Design B or above


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September