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A Level Art and Design at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of two-and three-dimensional media, processes and techniques. They will explore both traditional and new technologies, relevant images, artifacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This will be integral to the investigating and making process. Their responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities, which demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. Students will become aware of the four assessment objectives and will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students will use sketchbooks/workbooks/ journals to underpin their work where appropriate.

Course content

Unit 1 — Art and Design Portfolio
50% of AS level mark
25% of total A level mark

Unit 2 — Art and Design Externally Set Assignment
50% of total AS level mark
25% of total A level mark
5 hour timed examination

Unit 3 — Personal Investigation
25% of total A level mark

Unit 4 — Art and Design Externally Set Assignment
25% of total A level mark
15 hour timed examination

Entry requirements

Students should have studied Art at GCSE level and gained a grade B or higher. Students should have displayed an enjoyment of art and demonstrated the ability to work independently and generate their own ideas. Students must also be aware that the course requires written, theoretical work to support practical work.

Future opportunities

The course can lead into an Arts foundation course, leading into a degree in Fine Art; Fashion, Textiles and Design. Careers include the media industries, design, education, galleries, architecture and fashion design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swakeleys School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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