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Art & Design - A2 at Glenthorne High School

Course description

What do I need to know, or be able to do, before taking this course? It is expected that you have some experience of using art materials and processes together with some knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design. More importantly, you should have a commitment to and love of the subject and feel motivated to develop your visual skills and express your ideas in working through assignments. What will I learn? The course covers a range of activities and more in-depth assignments. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different media in order to explore your strengths and preferences. You may choose to work graphically or using photography; there are a wide range of options for different specialisms or you may choose to work in several areas. Whatever your choice, the main aim of the course is to develop your visual language skills. Is this the right subject for me? This course is suitable for students who are: * keen to develop their visual skills * creative, enthusiastic and imaginative * able to sustain an investigation * able to enjoy visits to galleries, museums, workshops and studios * willing to experiment and take risks in their work * willing to review their progress and make improvements How will I be assessed? GCE A2 Art and Design is made up of two units: Unit 3: A2 Art and Design Coursework - made up of Practical work and a Personal study Unit 4: A2 Externally Set Assignment - externally set theme and internally marked

Course content

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Entry requirements

AS level grade E


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Financial information

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Future opportunities

If you choose to seek employment, you will have a portfolio of work that will evidence your ability to pursue a two-year advanced course in art and design, having covered different assignments and produced a range of work. There may be opportunities to woOn completion of your GCE Art and Design course, you might progress to further or higher education. Courses might include: * BTEC Foundation in Art and Design * BTEC National in Art and Design * BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design * A degree co

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, or your school careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Glenthorne High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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