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ART at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

Course overview 

 We emphasise individuality and flexibility within a coherent structure and our core course unit content aims to offer you a sound base from which to explore other areas of interest should you wish to do so. 

We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to creative learning which supports a broad base of subject related disciplines.  Based on demand we could potentially offer experience in: graphic design, mixed media, TV, film and video.

Course content

Topics covered

 The department works thematically.  A broad theme is established at the beginning of the year providing everyone working in the department with a starting point.  Our emphasis is on individuality.  Each unit is flexible, whether written or practical and allows you to interpret each theme or topic to accommodate your own developing interest and creative direction.  We aim to balance new media technology, contemporary work and traditional approaches within a core course the units of which are designed to progressively extend your skills and knowledge, and will include: work in 2D and 3D dimensions, mixed media, critical studies and photography

Entry requirements

GCSE Art is a requirement for this course at grade B or above


Examination Component Weighting

AS Unit 1 – Art and Design - coursework 60% of AS
30% of A2
 Unit 2 – Art and Design - Externally Set Assignment 40% of AS
20% of A2
A2 Unit 3 – Art and Design - Coursework, Practical Work and Personal Study 30% of A2
 Unit 4 – Art and Design - Externally Set Assignment 20% of A2


Future opportunities

Suggested Career Paths

  • Vocational and Degree Courses
  • Work based training
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Publishing and the Media
  • Environmental Design
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Marketing
  • Illustration and animation


Skills developed

  • Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Improving own learning and performance


















Further information

Trips and outing with the course

  • Local and national gallery exhibition visits
  • European study trip
  • Day workshops at different locations
  • Visiting artists, designers and photographers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: Edexcel