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A Level Art & Design at The Victory Academy

Course description

This course is a natural progression from GCSE Art & Design.  You can develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.  The course allows you to develop an awareness of the importance of consumers of Art & Design, as well as gain an understanding of the of the contribution of artists, craftspeople and designers to society snd industry.

Course content

YEAR 12

  • Component 1: Portfolio - You will create a selection of thoughtfully presented work within a sketchbook that demonstrates the bredth and depth of your chosen theme.  It will include research, show development of ideas, observational drawings and conclude with a final peice.
  • Component 2 - Externally set assignement - You will receive a question paper whci will consist of a choice of 5 questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one and from that createa portfolio of work.

YEAR 13

  • Component 3 - Personal Investigation - This is a practical investigation supported by written material.  You are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme.  The focus of the investigation must be identified independently and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.
  • Component 4 - Externally set assignment - You will receive a question paper which will consist of a choice of 8 questions to be used as a starting point.  Students are required to selct one and from that create a portfolio of work.

 

 

Entry requirements

  • Students should have a minimum of 5 A8 to C GCSE's including Grade B in GCSE Art & Design, Maths at Grade 4 and either English Language or Literature at Grade 4

Assessment

YEAR 12

Examination: 10 hours following the preparatory period

Coursework: You will be assessed on your ability to present a creative sketchbook, research into critical/contextual areas, develop design ideas, skill and quality of drawings and use of media techniques and processes, produce final outcomes all relating to a central theme.

YEAR 13

Examination: 15 hours following the preparatory period.

Coursework: You will be assessed on your ability to present a creative sketchbook, research into critical/contextual areas, develop design ideas, skill and quality of drawings, and use of media processes, produce final outcomes all relating to a central theme.

Written material must be between 1000 and 3000 words.

Future opportunities

If you are interested in art, craft or design amd if you have an aptitude for the subject you can succeed and go on to develop a successful career.  There are may different fields within art that you can specialise in.  For example: Animation, Web Design, Architcture, Gaming, Set Designer, Fashion or Textiles Designer, Interior or Food Decorator, Photographer, Illustrator, Art Dealer, Make-up Artist, Jewellery Design, Video Editor, Curator, Art Therapy, Floral or Furniture Design. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Victory Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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