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Art & Design AS/A2 Level at Huish Episcopi Science College

Course description

This is a broad based course which incorporates Art, Craft and Design to celebrate and encourage individuality. It builds on experiences and skills developed at GCSE. You will study core units and develop your work in two or more of the following areas: Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Textile Design, Three Dimensional Design or Photography – lens based and light based media.

Course content

Unit 1: Coursework based portfolio (25%). A themed unit, including tutor set tasks and workshops that cover all four assessment objectives, leading to self set outcome, showing off your strengths.
Unit 2: Externally set assignment (25%). Supervised 5 hour exam. A unit focussing on experimentation and use of materials with a final piece produced in exam conditions.

Unit 3: Personal Investigation (25%). A major project covering all the assessment objectives plus a written assessment. This is a totally self set unit of work using your teachers for guidance, but again working to individual’s strengths. 
Unit 4: Externally set assignment (25%). Supervised 15 hour exam. Selecting one of the exam boards themes, produce your own unit of work, covering the four assessment objectives, demonstrating your skills, culminating in a three day exam (15hours).

Entry requirements

The course requires students to have achieved a grade B or higher at GCSE, but we will consider any motivated student who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and involvement.


Coursework and Exams.

Future opportunities

Where will this Course take me? This course suits a creative, flexible person who likes the challenge of open ended, self supported study. It provides an appropriate foundation for further study in Higher Education.

There are many areas from which to choose: Jewellery, Furniture and Product Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Fashion, Textiles, Exhibition Design, Photography, Art and Design for the Theatre. It also supports careers in Architecture, Conservation, Film, Media and Journalism and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huish Episcopi Science College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years