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Art and Design AS Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

The Art course stimulates interest in, and awareness of, the natural and manufactured environment, helping to develop skills of observation, analysis and criticism. It encourages independent thought and the ability to explore, experiment and innovate, providing students with experience of a wide range of media through which to express their observations and ideas. As well as being an enriching experience in itself, it provides a pathway to numerous further and higher education courses, leading to careers in various aspects of design.

Course content

The Art AS/A Level comprises 4 modules 50% Component1
Personal Investigation
This unit forms the basis on which students develop their knowledge, skill and understanding in creating a rich visual language with in the context of selected ideas. Ideas provide the starting point for art and design practice, forming an integral part of the creative process and they lie at the heart of Art and Design

Component 2
Externally Set Assignment
This unit allows students to demonstrate evidence of their development of visual language skills in:
• generating a range of ideas
• appropriate research into sources and contexts
• primary recording and analysis of sources and contexts
• sensitive selection and exploration of media and processes
It will involve a preparation period followed by a 10-hour examination

Entry requirements

A GCSE grade C in Art is normally required.

Future opportunities

Vocational and degree courses are offered at a large number of centres in subjects which include fine art; graphic design; theatre design; textiles; fashion and industrial design. Foundation courses lead to degree/non-degree courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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