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Art and Design AS/A level (New Linear A level) at Heaton Manor School

Course description

Art and Design AS/Advanced Level are pre university recognised subjects which are designed to complement a wide range of AS/Advanced courses; as well as provide a basis for a career in Art and Design.

Course content

The AS/Advanced course will provide opportunities for students to promote academic enquiry alongside practical activity. Students will be given the opportunity within the units of work to experience working out of doors, visiting galleries and working with professional artists. A wide range of crafts/ materials will be available to students e.g. print making, ceramics, sculpture, oil paints and pastels.

Entry requirements

If you are the kind of student who likes to take responsibility for your own learning, likes a challenge and is willing to listen to and act upon advice then this is the subject for you. You will need to be able to work independently, you will be passionate about Art and prepared to show a commitment beyond the timetabled curriculum.

Students should have achieved at least a Grade C at GCSE Art. Students will be expected to complete a bridging course / sample portfolio to discuss with staff before enrolment.


A2 entry, this will consist of a practical coursework element which includes a short essay, and an exam element. This is a 2 year course.

Students may opt to enter the AS exam element, this would require the submission of an additional unit of coursework. Suitable entry options will be discussed during the tutorial process.

Future opportunities

This course could lead to a Foundation in Art and Design followed by a degree in a chosen specialised area e.g. Print making, Fashion design, Fine Art or Product design. The course will also complement a wide range of curriculum subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 July 2016

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