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Art and Design at Reepham High School and College

Course description

The UK has the largest creative sector in the EU, growing at more than double the rate of the rest of the UK economy. Every good company realises that creativity and good design are important factors in generating new business. So your creativity isn’t just a way of satisfying your artistic soul, it can open the door to exciting career opportunities. The Edexcel Art and Design course is structured in a way to help your creativity and design ideas flourish. Through the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture you will explore and experiment with a range of approaches and techniques informed by critical reflection and contextual awareness.

Through developing your contextual references you will question your ideas which will help push your own work further. By developing your own imagery and specialising within your choice of media you will create a series of final outcomes for both your coursework and externally-set assignment. Situated within the Art and Design department this course will offer you the opportunity to develop your independent thinking through practical studio time, working with practising artists, critical class discussions as well as visits to exhibitions.

Choosing an arts based course can complement your other subject choices: it can help develop your creativity and ideas not only within this one subject area but also within your other subject choices. You also don’t have to restrict yourself to just one creative subject, Photography or Textiles work well alongside Art and Design. This subject may be a passion you don’t want to take any further, but many students go on to develop their art which can lead to careers as architects, graphic designers, illustrators, painters, sculptors and teachers to name just a few.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English or Mathematics and have to meet the minimum entry requirements for each subject. Grade ‘C’ in Art and English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reepham High School and College directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years