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Art, Craft and Design A Level at St Mary's Menston, a Catholic voluntary academy

Course description

The AQA AS and A-level Art, Craft and Design courses aim to give students a broad range of experience of materials, techniques, methods, concepts and processes. Students will gain confidence, skill and knowledge during the course through developing personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.

Course content

In the first year, students develop and refine skills in recording experiences and observations-mainly in visual form, applying knowledge and understanding in making images and artefacts, organising, selecting and communicating ideas, solutions and responses and generating and exploring potential lines of enquiry using appropriate media and techniques. An extention of the coursework project, will be inspired by a visit to Liverpool/London art galleries, teaches students to explore relevant resources in depth and further extends and refines analytical and evaluative skills.

In the second year, students continue to develop these skills through completion of a personal investigation. The personal investigation unit includes a written piece of 1500-3000 words and students increase knowledge and understanding of specialist terminology, continuity and change in different genres, styles and traditions relevant to their chosen area of study.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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