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Art and Design AS/A2 Level at Nicholas Hamond Academy

Course description


This course is designed to introduce the students to a large variety of practical approaches and experimentations in order for students to work independently on a guided project culminating in an area of personal interest.

Students are required to produce a large portfolio of experiments, analysis and developments in a given theme in order to present a personalised conclusion executed with skill.

Course content


Core Units

Year 1

  • Media Experimentation and exploration on a given theme.
  • Analysis and artist research and response work
  • Self directed development with facilitator support to achieve results with reference to project title and cultural understanding.
  • Exam: Externally provided theme; teacher guided assistance for personal development to final resolution.

Year 2

  • As in year 1, inclusive of 3,000 word personal study on selected them of study.
  • Exam as in year 1 with greater developmental evidence.

Entry requirements


C or above in Art at GCSE level. (Design courses, Media, photography and textiles GCSE’s at C and above considered by portfolio of evidence)



60% coursework consisting of a portfolio of evidence (practical and theoretical studies.)

40% Exam – Exam board provides a title and students have to create a portfolio and plan and execute a final piece.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Hamond Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

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