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Art, Craft and Design AS level at The Mandeville School

Course description

This course gives students the opportunity to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.

Course content

This 4-unit specification which requires students to develop their ability to show a range of skills. These include:

  • independence of mind in developing their own ideas
  • an interest and enthusiasm for art and design
  • the experience of working with a range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies
  • an awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art and design practice

Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake the AS level course in Art, Craft and Design should possess a GCSE Art qualification of Grade C or above.


Component 1: Personal Investigation This component incorporates three major elements: supporting studies, practical work and a personal study of a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose. For Component 1, students must work in at least two disciplines, drawn from different endorsed titles.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment This component is weighted 40% of the total qualification. This component incorporates two major elements: preparatory studies and the 15–hour period of sustained focus. The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the GCE Qualification allowing students to draw together all the knowledge, understanding and skills developed throughout.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year