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Art, Craft and Design A Level at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

The Art, Craft and Design course extends the creative skills and experiences of GCSE, exploring a wide range of media, materials, artists and processes. The course encourages a personal approach to skills development and the exploration of art.

Course content

Year 13
Component 1:
Consists of the ‘Personal Investigation’, based on a theme, concept or starting
point of your choice. This will allow you to study a wide variety of media, materials, techniques and processes. You will use your understanding of artists and designers to develop your own practical work. The Personal Investigation includes a compulsory written element of 1,000 – 3,000 words.

Component 2:
‘Externally set assignment’, worth 40% of your final A-Level. The project involves a lead in period of preparatory work followed by 15 hours of ‘supervised time’, in which you complete your final piece at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 in Art


Assessment Objective 1:
Developing ideas/using reference/sustainment
Assessment Objective 2:
Experimentation/reflection/technical expertise
Assessment Objective 3:
Recording/ research/ observations
Assessment Objective 4:
Personal response

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years