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A LEVEL IN ART AND DESIGN at The Lenham School

Course description


Students will use a variety of materials and techniques such as oils, acrylics, inks, 3D (scrap sculpture, clay, papier-mache) printmaking and mixed media with the emphasis on experimentation and developing a personal style. They will improve their drawing skills and all projects will be researched through lively and creative sketchbook work. A broad understanding of the history of art and visual communication will be an integral part of the course. We undertake a study trip to a London art gallery in both Year 12 & 13.

Artists from UCA (University of the Creative Arts) come in to run workshops and last year two of our students went onto UCA to do the Foundation course in Canterbury.

Post A Level there are over 80 di erent courses available in Art & Design – from animation and games design to fashion, transport design, architecture and silversmithing. Some courses emphasise personal expression and development of personal ideas, while others are very technical and geared to the needs of speci c industries. The creative industry is a vibrant one with an increasing number of jobs each year. The creative industries add £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy. 


Course content


Unit 1: Visual Recording and Communication

Unit 2: Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design


Unit 3: The Creative Process: synoptic unit Optional Unit from the following:
Photographic Materials, Techniques and Processes Graphic Material, Techniques and Processes

Fine Art Materials, Techniques and Processes Textile Materials, Techniques and Processes Fashion Materials, Techniques and Processes 

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 or above, BTEC First Diploma or above, in a related Art and Design subject, or a submission of a portfolio of work. Most important for success are self-discipline and motivation combined with a genuine interest and a real commitment to hard work. 


Component 1 – Personal investigation (60% of total quali cation) Practical work supported by written material.
1000 - 3000 word written element.
Internally marked/externally moderated.

Component 2 – Externally set assignment at the end of second year (40% of total quali cation)

Assignment given in February and completed in a 15 hour controlled test usually in May.

Internally marked/externally moderated.


Future opportunities

This is a two year qualification that will enable you to progress to higher education or employment, possibly in the creative industries as part of a programme of study alongside other qulaifications.

Further information

The Lenham School Art Department

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2017
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