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Art, Craft and Design GCE A Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

You will work your way through a series of practical assignments to explore and develop your skills and understanding of Art, Craft and Design. You will be introduced to a wide range of materials, techniques and technology to develop ideas and personal final pieces. This will include drawing, painting, print-making, collage, mixed-media work, 3 dimensional work. To help you to develop ideas you will research into a wide-range of artists, crafts persons and designers. Studying on this course will develop your creative lines of enquiry, stretch your imagination and develop your practical skills.

Course content

(A2) Unit Three: Coursework

The second year of this qualification allows you to build upon your skills through your own choice of project. Alongside your practical work you will also produce a written Personal Study.

(A2) Unit Four: Externally Set Assignment

This is a self contained practical project which involves a personal response to an externally set theme. This culminates in an extended, timed practical examination.

Entry requirements

• At least a grade C in GCSE Art and Design or a Merit grade from a Level 2 Art qualification. • Commitment, enthusiasm and motivation to the subject • An open mind and a willingness to be experimental and creative.


All of the evidence needed to pass this subject is produced through coursework and portfolio construction. However, the course does have some practical tasks set under timed conditions. There are some theoretical aspects to the course which include; evaluation of your projects, annotation of your sketchbook work and the analysis of others’ work.

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 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years