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Art Pre-U at The Queen's School

Course description

Pre-U Art gives you the necessary tools and knowledge to create individual responses to a variety of issues. It teaches you to become responsible for your own learning and encourages you to question. If you want to become an architect or designer you will need Pre-U art and it may prove useful in media courses.

Course content

The Cambridge Pre-U in Art and Design is a two year linear course assessed at the end of Year 13. Its scope is ambitious and includes drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, computer work, lens based work and art history. The first year acts as a foundation year to build a portfolio and the second year you will produce two projects: An evaluative study of 3000-3500 words linked to practical research and The Project which is based on an externally set brief.

Entry requirements

At least seven GCSEs at grade B or above and grade A or A* in the subjects you wish to study in Sixth Form. Offers will be made subject to achieving this, a reference from your current school and an interview with the Headmistress.

Art isn’t an easy option and you should be prepared to work hard to succeed. The best foundation for Pre-U Art is a good grade in GCSE art.

Future opportunities

If you continue with art after school you will need to enrol on a one year art foundation course before a degree in a specialist subject. Like fashion, graphic design, ceramics, photography, fine art, antique conservation, landscape design, costume design, 3D design, furniture design, theatre design, interior design, computer aided design or industrial design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Queen's School directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2015

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