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Applied Art and Design at Bay House School and Sixth Form

Course description

Are you inspired by the creative world around us? Virtually everything we see, use and wear on a daily basis has been influenced, designed or created by artists.

Course content

Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques that explore areas including:

  • three dimensional design
  • textile design
  • photography
  • graphic communication
  • fine art

These areas of study will be set within a time schedule to reflect the working practice of artists, designers and craftspeople.

Students must show evidence of working in at least two of the areas above.

Alongside the practical elements students will look at both contemporary and historical craftspeople, artists and designers.

Students will build up an art and design portfolio which will be suitable for foundation or degree level and employment applications.

Entry requirements

  • Students wishing to follow this course should normally have achieved a grade B in one of the art-based GCSEs
  • English Language - C

Assessment

AS Level components

1. 60% Portfolio.  Portfolio begins in September exploring a theme through the development of techniques and processes leading to a final outcome.

2. 40% Externally set assignment (10 hours supervised time). The externally set assignment is provided by AQA on February 1st; students choose one of 8 questions which will be used as a starting point, concluding with a final outcome in April.

A Level components (taken on successful completion of AS)

1. 60% Personal Investigation.  Personal Investigation begins September until the start of component 2. Candidates are required to develop a practical investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by 1000-3000 words.

2. 40% Externally set assignment (15 hours supervised time). The externally set assignment is provided by AQA on February 1st, students choose one of 8 questions which will be used as a starting point, concluding with a final outcome in April.

Further information

Home Learning expectations

Students will be expected to undertake approximately four hours private study each week.  To a large extent this will be a self-motivated response to a theme; objectives and tasks will be set by the teacher.

Trips

During the course students will be given opportunities to visit local galleries, museums and national exhibitions of art, craft and design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bay House School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016

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