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Art A level at Harris Academy Bermondsey

Course description

Through A level Art you will look at the ways other artists and designers have worked and use this understanding to enhance your own artwork.  

Drawing from observation is an essential part of the course and you will keep sketchbooks to assist in the recording and developing of your ideas. You will also learn various ways of presenting your work for display. As you progress through the A level course and learn more advanced skills you will be encouraged to find ways of developing your own personal style and interests. If you have a leaning towards painting, for example, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in this area. The course will enable you to work to your strengths in painting, print, drawing, mixed media and photography. 

Studying AS and A level Art and Design will help you to develop intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive skills.  You will have the opportunity to investigate, experiment, develop practical skills as well as aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.  Yet perhaps more valuable than anything, you will enjoy opportunities to develop independence of mind, explore your own ideas, refine your skills and produce personal outcomes. This course is particularly suitable for students who wish to pursue art and design at a higher level but who are not sure which area to specialise in. 

Entry requirements

The entrance requirements for courses at HAB6 are: 
 
4 A Levels: - 
  • 5 A*-B grades at full course GCSE subjects in addition to a minimum of '6' in both English and Mathematics GCSE 
  • Minimum of B grades at GCSE in the subjects you are wishing to study at A level 
3 A levels: - 
  • 3 A*-C grades at full course GCSE subjects in addition to a minimum of '6' in both English and Mathematics GCSE 
  • Minimum of B grades at GCSE in the subjects you are wishing to study at A Level 
BTEC +1 A Level: - 
  • 3 A*-C grades at full course GCSE in addition to a minimum of '5' in English and Mathematics GCSE 
  • Minimum of a B grade GCSE in the subject you are wishing to study at A Level 

Future opportunities

The majority of students studying Art achieve A-C grades and many students progress to Art Foundation courses or to Higher Education in a wide variety of fields from Product Design to Fine Art.

A good range of practical work is one of the essential requirements for entry into art courses in higher education, and institutions are looking for art students who have enquiring minds, and an enthusiasm and understanding of all aspects of art and design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Bermondsey directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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