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Art and Design – Fine Art AS level at The Bushey Academy

Course description

Actively engage students in the development of practical skills: using a range of paint: acrylic and watercolour, pastel work, printing work, drawing and other materials:

  • develop students’ knowledge and coherent understanding of the works of other artists, designers and craftspeople
  • develop students’ awareness of how ideas are matched to audiences through designing, exploring ideas and modifying and refining of work
  • enable students to reach a conclusion with their practical work which demonstrates a personal response making informed connections with the work of others
  • enable students to organize and communicate their work in a range of different and creative ways using a sketchbook and portfolio format
  • to enable students more freedom within the scope of a project to allow them more independence and creative choice

Course content

Coursework will be divided into two different projects for each level: one internally set project and one externally set project or exam. Students will complete work in a sketchbook (ideal for home tasks) and worksheets/ study sheets throughout the two years.

Coursework will be divided into two different projects for each level: one internally set project and one externally set project or exam. Students will complete work in a sketchbook (ideal for home tasks) and worksheets/ study sheets throughout the two years.

Within each project the following will be achieved:

  • A wide range of observational drawings completed in a range of media
  • An in depth study into the works of three or four artists
  • A series of experiments and designs allowing the students to demonstrate their creativity and skill in the use of materials
  • A series of A1 study sheets or worksheets complimenting their research
  • A final outcome demonstrating the best of the skills and drawings they have developed in the style of their chosen artist(s)

The external project is set by the exam board and in year 12 students have five hours working time to develop their project under test conditions.

Assessment

In year 12 each project is worth 50% of the AS grade.

Future opportunities

Choosing Art and Design will enable students to pursue further studies in creative subjects: photography, fashion, design (graphics, interiors, computer and products), illustration, teaching, advertising, theatre studies, jewellery, silver-smithing and ceramics. However it can also help students gain entry to careers in television and film – directing, set design, costume design, graphic design. It is essential for careers in animation: computer or 3 dimensional work and of course, as a practising artist.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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