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Three Dimensional Design - Ceramics GCE A Level at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

The Three Dimensional Course offers you the chance to develop ceramic skills gained during the GCSE Art and Design course. Alongside practical ceramic work you will also research contemporary and past artists based on starting points involving political, personal and cultural questions. This investigation and development of design work will be produced in sketchbook form. Trips may be arranged each year to enrich all units. The Treee Dimensional design course is challenging and demanding and uses a wide range of skills such as research, investigation and critical analysis.

Course content

The Three Dimensional Design course offers you the chance to develop ceramic skills gained during the GCSE Art and Design course. Alongside practical ceramic work you will also research contemporary and past artists beased on starting points involving political, personal and cultural questions. This investigation and development of design work will be produced in sketchbook form.

Entry requirements

A minimum Grade B at GCSE Art

Assessment

Assessment at A level will be a combination of coursework and externally set assignment. The coursework and externally set assignments involve both practical and written work.

Students undertaking the A Level course will take 2 components.

Component 1 will constitute 60% of the final grade.

Component 2 is the externally set assignment which constitutes 40% of the final grade. the final exam is 15 hours.

All units are assessed by a visiting examiner who will verify the marks and an overall grade for the qualification is then awarded.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course enables you to progress to higher qualifications, such as degree course and then employment in many varied fielsds like teaching, creative industries, journalism, advertising and gallery work.

Further information

For further information about this qualification contact the Careers Coordinator at the College.

This is usually delivered as part of a full time programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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