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Art and Design A level at Heathcote School & Science College

Course description

Opening your mind and letting your Imagination and flair explode into a painting, sculpture or installation. Expressing your ideas and opinions visually is a great skill. A Level Art and Design could be the beginning; from jewellery making to design engineering, the possibilities are endless. 
Good marks impress, no matter what. Outstanding marks, in any subject, indicate skill; intellectual rigour; strong work ethic and a commitment to fulfilling one's potential. All of these things are desirable traits in an employee or university applicant.
We provide the means for every student to learn. Our personalised projects make it possible to use personal strengths in meaningful ways. They improve academic achievement -- enhancing test scores, attitudes, social skills, critical and creative thinking. 
AS and A level Art and Design are completely separate qualifications: If a student takes AS Art and Design and then decides to take A level Art and design, the marks achieved at AS will not contribute In any way to the A level marks and grade. However, work completed and assessed as part of a student's AS Personal Investigation can form part of a student's Personal Investigation submission for A level Art and Design. Any AS work that forms part of an A level submission will be assessed at the A level standard. 

Course content

You will learn by:
  • Developing a stunning portfolio 
  • Producing sketchbooks showing research, development, experimentation, and refinement of any medium of your choice: digital, paint, ceramics, printmaking, textile, sculpting...
  • Improving knowledge on artists and crafts people by producing critical studies
  • Working to deadlines 
  • Afterschool workshops 
  • Educational visits 
  • Art history 
  • Working with professionals 
  • Life drawing 
  • Presentations
A level students' work can be 100% digital, 100% non-digital or a mix of both. 
A level students will have to produce a personal study of a minimum of 1000 words of continuous prose. 

Entry requirements

To study Art and Design A Level you will need 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C, including Mathematics and Art.
You will need a minimum of grade B in English Language GCSE and you will need to have an Art Portfolio, and must be prepared to show the determination to achieve A* to A with hard work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heathcote School & Science College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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