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A Level Art & Design at Chiltern Hills Academy

Course description

Year 1 AS Level

  • The skills, techniques, thought processes, contextual elements and critical judgements outlined in the AS syllabus are delivered in two units:
  • Exploring the Natural World: Motivated by a visit to the Natural History Museum or Kew Gardens, students will develop their drawing, painting and 3D skills inspired by natural forms. Students will be expected to work to a larger scale on sustained pieces of work.
  • Controlled Test. Students will have eight weeks to prepare for the examination set by AQA.

    Year 2 A2 Level

    Students will produce an essay of 1000 to 3000 words that supports their practical work

  • Students develop their portfolio by researching and studying a theme of their choice
  • Students will be expected to combine all skills taught and produce a personal response to the theme
  • Tutors will guide and support the students in making the right decision that focuses on the student’s strengths in Year 12
  • Controlled test. Students will have eight weeks to prepare for the examination set by AQA.
  • Entry requirements

    The requirements are at least a C grade in Art & Design plus strong drawing skills. It is necessary for students to work independently at times and complete various workshops. Please speak to a member of the Art team if you did not study GCSE Art and we can discuss your suitability.

    AQA require units of course work and a controlled test to be presented for assessment at the end of the course.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chiltern Hills Academy directly.

    Last updated date: 27 August 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years