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A Level GCE Art and Design at Townsend CofE School

Course description

Introduction course - Using sketchbooks, drawing skills and material development.
There are many study areas, which are covered in the two units; thematic enquiry, expressive study, contextual study, problem solving and personal interest are just a few.
There is also a large written element at A2 level.


  • Practical skills involved in recording and developing ideas in a range of appropriate media
  • Critical analysis of evaluation of images and artefacts
  • Research
  • Expression and interpretation of ideas and feelings in visual form

    Assessment takes place in May at the end of the AS and A2 course, with moderation in June.
    Controlled test in April of AS year and in A2 year.

    Tutors will feedback verbally in the form of tutorials, usually once a week/fortnight. Each lesson, students are assessed verbally. At the end of each project a formal written assessment is given plus a tutorial. Students are asked to use peer assessment and self-assessment to aid learning. Students must devote at least four hours of home study per week to the course.

  • Entry requirements

    Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
    Average GCSE point score 4.5 or above.
    C grade at GCSE Art or equivalent portfolio of work.

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years