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Art (General, Textiles or Photography) AS A2 at Weston Favell Academy

Course description

For this course you may choose to follow a broad course, or to specialise in Textiles or Photography.

Course content

  For both AS and A2 you may choose to follow a broad course, or to specialise in Textiles or Photography.  If you are following the broad course, you will find yourself engaged in painting and drawing, and in addition, will undertake work from some of the following – printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and textiles. If you follow the textiles course, you will work in a variety of soft media, including surface pattern decoration, printed and dyed fabrics, constructed textiles, hand and machine embroidery and fashion design. It is advised to have some experience of working with textiles media before commencing this choice. Photography students will learn about how a camera works, darkroom practice and production of images. In addition, they will learn how to use a digital camera and an image manipulation package to create art work using alternative lens-based media, such as scanner and photocopiers.

Entry requirements

If you studied this subject at GCSE you must have passed with at least a C and preferably a B, to start the AS Level.  As with all A Levels you require a minimum of 5 GCSE passes, or equivalent, at C and above.


For AS you will complete two coursework units (Research Projects/Personal Investigation) and one, five hour controlled assignment.For A2, you will complete two further coursework units (Specialist Project/Personal Study) and a fifteen hour controlled test.

Future opportunities

With a qualification in Art, you could go on to higher education (the normal route is to undertake a Foundation course first, although some students choose to go directly to a degree course), or to work in the Art industry

Further information

This course is initially teacher-led, but the nature of the course expects increasing student individuality of approach, as your confidence in handling a variety of media grows. Most sessions are practically based, with the inclusion of critical studies lessons where appropriate. Due to the highly individual nature of the work, you will need to allow at least 5-6 hours of private study per week, in addition to class work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston Favell Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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