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A Level Art and Design at The De La Salle Academy

Course description

The Arts form a significant and important part in the curriculum which enables students to express themselves creatively. The course provides students with a challenge in which to create individual and unique artwork in 2D and 3D forms, such as: acrylic painting, charcoal drawing, printing, clay work, wax work, collage and computer artwork including Photoshop.

We provide opportunities to visit galleries and museums to enhance and engage learning. In addition to this, art classes run at lunch time and after school to support, raise achievement and provide enjoyment.

Course content

Students are able to explore ideas and concepts in order to create a portfolio and written analysis of their own and other’s artwork. Students will be effective at managing their time as working outside of lessons is crucial to successful completion of the course.

Course Details 
The course is structured as follows:

AS First year:

  • Unit One: Students will create a portfolio including two projects exploring: drawing, mixed media, painting, three dimensional art, graphics and design. 50% AS Level 25% A Level.
  • Unit Two: Externally set task. Students will be able to choose one project from five starting points. Preparatory work may lead to a fully realised piece or pieces of two- or three-dimensions or to further work of a developmental nature. 50% AS Level 25% A Level.

A2 Second year:

  • Unit Three: Practical and Personal Investigation written assignment 1000-3000 words. 25% A Level.
  • Unit Four: Externally set task. 25% A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The De La Salle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

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