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A Level Art and Design at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

This course is for students who enjoy being practical and creative. You will have an inquisitive nature, want to develop your art skills and experience a range of different media, techniques and processes; from charcoal to sculpting and digital editing to traditional printing. This course centres on ‘hands-on’ experience as it is the work you produce that counts. Therefore, you need to have the dedication and enthusiasm to realise your creations beyond the confines of class time. This course will allow you to develop your creativity and independence of thought, whilst embracing your imagination to create visually expressive outcomes.

AS: You will create your first coursework unit on ‘Identity’, where you will explore a range of techniques, processes and media. The aim of the course is to develop your ideas and expertise in working towards creating several substantial images and sculptures. You will be expected to record your research, planning, experimentation and ideas in a portfolio.

In January you will be issued with the externally set assignment, where you will have an 8 week period to research, plan and develop ideas. You will be expected to produce developed responses in a range of media and complete within a 5 hour period of supervised time.

A2: You will build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the AS course but with greater depth. The coursework unit is a personal study module where you will develop work in response to an idea, issue, concept or theme of your own choosing, supported by 1000-3000 words. In January you will be issued with the externally set assignment, where you will have an 8 week period to research, plan and develop ideas. You will be expected to produce developed responses in a range of media and complete a 15 hour period of supervised time.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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