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Art, Craft and Design A-level (AQA) KIN/PED at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

This course offers a creative and broad approach to studying Art, Craft and Design disciplines. Working in 2D, 3D, Textile, Print, Graphic, Ceramic and Photographic media, students develop confidence in practical skills alongside critical and contextual studies. Students work independently and receive the highest quality assessment and personal feedback to help them achieve their very best standard of work. Guided then personal choice projects help motivate students and prepare them for higher education and future carers in the creative industry. Visits and gallery trips support learning and foster creativity.

Entry requirements

Students’ must have studied Art and Design at GCSE level and achieved at least a grade C or 5 and have an interest in Art, Craft & Design.


AS Coursework:

(Optional) You will be required to produce a coursework portfolio, which includes sketchbooks, photographs, research, art history, annotation and artwork based on a set theme. This is worth 60% of the final AS Level, with no time limit. AS Exam: You will then respond to a pre-release exam paper, again producing a sketchbook of preparatory work culminating in a 10 hour final exam, worth 40% of your final AS grade.

A2 portfolio:

Alternatively you could study an A level over 2 years. In Y12 you complete a portfolio based on a set theme, with personal choice elements, culminating in an internal 10 hour exam. The final A level coursework portfolio is then completed based on a personal theme, this is worth 60% of the final A level, with no time limit. This has a written element of up to 3000 words.

A2 Exam:

A question is selected from the pre-release paper and a sketchbook of preparatory studies, research and art history is completed. Students are encouraged to work in 2 or more of the following disciplines- Fine Art, Sculpture, Photography, Graphics, Textiles, 3D Design. The 15 hour final exam is completed and marked alongside the preparatory work, this is worth 40% of final A level.

Future opportunities

Students can continue in higher education on a wide variety of courses from Art, Graphics, Photography, 3D Design to Fashion, Theatre Set Design, Illustration, Website/ Game Design, TV, or Film related courses, and many more. Alternatively students could enter the world of work including Retail, Graphics, Interior Design and Promotions.

Further information

Mrs K Jarmin, Assistna Learning School Leader in Art

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2017
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