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Art and Design A level at The John Fisher School

Course description

The course aims to provide you with a broad experience of different aspects of art and design within the Fine Art specialism. It is designed to encourage you to develop skills, creativity, imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work at the end of the course.

Course content

What will I learn and experience? During the course you will study: UNIT 1 Personal Investigation (60% of total A Level) Learners should produce two elements:  a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus, devised and provided by the learner or centre.  a related study: an extended response of a guided minimum of 1000 words. UNIT 2 Externally Set Task (40% of total A Level)  The early release paper will provide learners with a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli.  A response should be based on one of these options.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art & Design Grade B with a suitable portfolio of art work.

Future opportunities

There are over 170 degree courses available through the art and design route including: Architecture, Graphic Design, Engineering, Furniture design, Fashion, Glassblowing, Photography, Fine Art, Landscape and Garden design, Theatre, even Teaching!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Fisher School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years