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ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN in conjunction with Art, Photography at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

During the Art, Craft and Design course students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of two-dimensional and/or threedimensional media, processes and techniques. Students will experience both traditional and new media such as drawing, painting, printing, sculpture, photography and digital manipulation for different purposes and in a variety of methods and scale. Students will use sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin their work where appropriate.

Course content

Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and contemporary practice, including European and non-European examples which is integral to the investigating and making processes. Students will learn analytical skills in responses to these examples which will  be demonstrated through practical and critical activities informing their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. Students will be guided through the four assessment objectives that will contextualise the content and skills presented in their portfolio. They learn the   importance of communication, visual language, identity and expression as part of the process.

Entry requirements

Achieve 5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher).
Achieving a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Art & Design is desirable.


All work is finally assessed at the end of Year Two

Component 1 - Personal Investigation 

96 marks 60% of A Level
NEA (non-exam assessment): portfolio of work, final outcome(s) and 1000-3000 word essay  

Component 2 - Externally Set Assignment
(non-exam assessment followed by 15-hour external exam)

96 marks
40% of A Level

Portfolio of preparatory work, and a final
outcome generated in a 15-hour exam
session in the summer

Further information

This subject will run in conjunction with Art, Craft & Design

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 May 2019
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