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Art and Design (Textile Design) AS Level at Driffield School

Course description

This  course  comprises  of  four  components  of  work completed  over  two  years.    Students  wishing  to gain  the  AS  qualification  will  be  able  to  do  this  and will  complete  two  components  of  work.  This  course aims to develop your enjoyment of Art and Design, it positively encourages you to express yourself creatively and  proclaim  your  individuality!  The  courses  aims  to develop  the  students’  art  and  design  skills,  subject knowledge  and  personal  responses  to  a  variety  of themes and projects. A wide variety of media will be experienced, including drawing and painting, 3D design with opportunity to incorporate computer aided design and  manufacturing.  Alongside  this  practical  work, students will research contextual studies investigating the professional practice of artists, designers, architects and craftspeople.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C in any subjects at GCSE.  It is helpful if you have  studied  Art  and  Design,  Graphics  or  Textiles.  Coursework  and  research  outside  of  school  is  an essential  part  of  this  course.    Above  all,  you  should enjoy being creative, imaginative and havea real desire to express yourself through art and design.


AS Component 1: 60% of AS
This is a portfolio-based unit which should have at least one extended collection of work, or project based on an idea, concept or issue.  After initial workshops students will be encouraged to follow their own personal line of investigation.

AS Component 2: 40% of AS
Externally  Set  Assignment.  Separate  questions  will  be set for each AS option.  These consist of a choice of five questions to be used as starting points.  Students pick one and complete research over the preparatory period, ready to produce 10 hours of unaided work in response to the theme completing a finished outcome.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

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