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Art AS/A2 Level at The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

 

 

Art and Design at Advanced level encourages students to develop their own artistic skills by looking at the work of artists from the past and present, and by exploring a wide range of media and techniques.

You will be encouraged to relate your own work to that of other artists and designers in both a contemporary and historical context. We provide many of the basic materials but you will be asked to contribute to the cost of sketchbooks, art materials and life models at the start of the course.

Students are encouraged to make their own independent visits to museums, galleries and exhibitions to support their studies. Life drawing sessions are held at the school and we regularly employ practising artists to enrich students’ experience. This is a lively, demanding, yet rewarding course.

 

Course content

AS Year:

Exploration of various materials and techniques

Life Drawing from the model

Study of various artists linked to techniques

Workshops by visiting artists

Visits to relevant galleries / museums

 

A2 Year:

Research, evaluation and analysis of an aspect of art chosen by the student and based on or inspired by previous coursework. 1,000 – 3,000 word dissertation presented as an essay or power point and practical work based on same theme

Independent visits to relevant galleries and museums

Life Drawing

 

Entry requirements

 

In order to study Art & Design at A Level you must have at least 5 GCESs A* - C.

In addition, you will require at least Grade C at GCSE Art supported by a recommendation from your GCSE Art teacher. Other candidates will be considered on merit.

 

Assessment

AS Year:

Independent research and preparation on a theme set by the Edexel Exam Board

Timed test under exam conditions (8 hours).

 

A2 Year:

Independent research and preparation on a theme set by the Edexel Exam Board

Timed test under exam conditions (12 hours).

 

Future opportunities

 

 

It will suit students interested in a career directly or indirectly related to Art and Design, e.g. interior design, fashion design, animation, arts, administration, art education, art therapy, and some areas of the media.

Many of our students go on to further or higher education courses in Art and Design including Foundation courses leading to a degree in a wide variety of Art specialisms.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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