A Level Art and Design at The Thetford Academy
GENERAL AIMS: A Level Art and Design provides
students with opportunities to develop personal responses
to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and
cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. This
four-unit specification, two at AS level and two at A2,
requires students to develop their ability to show a
range of skills. These include: independence of mind in
developing their own ideas; an interest and enthusiasm
for art and design; the experience of working with a
range of media, including traditional and new media and
technologies; an awareness of different roles, functions,
audiences and consumers of art and design practice.
There are two externally set exam tasks which account
for 50 per cent of the qualification. The tasks are set by
AQA, marked by the school or college and moderated
by AQA. This course is particularly suitable for students
who wish to study Art and Design or related subjects at a
higher level or who wish to pursue a career in the Arts.
n Two projects at AS Level followed by an
exam project (5 hours + prep work).
n One personal research project at A2 Level
followed by exam project (15 hours + prep).
n Exhibition of work at the end of AS and A2 courses.
NATURE OF STUDY: Drawing, Painting,
Printmaking, Sculpture plus written work.
Sixth Form Entry
5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,
with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.
BTEC Level 3
4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.
BTEC Level 2
2 D grades.
Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of
Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on
satisfactory performance in the examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.