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Art A-Level at Deanery High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

The study of Art and Design is a rewarding, challenging and very enjoyable experience. It allows students to develop and nurture their creativity, technical skills and their knowledge of the world of Art through a range of exciting and challenging projects in a wide variety of media and processes.

Students are given the opportunity to develop practical and analytical skills in addition to acquiring deeper understanding and knowledge of Art and Design. This challenging course should help to prepare you for careers in Art-based industries and for higher education.

Course content

We follow the AQA Art and Design specification (Fine Art endorsement). AQA is well known for its rigour, clear assessment objectives and academic standards.

AS - Two Units

Unit 1- Portfolio of Coursework: Students produce a selection of thoughtfully presented work which demonstrates the depth and breadth of the course and includes at least one extended collection of work or project based on an idea, concept, theme or issue.

Unit 2 Externally Set Assignment (Exam project): A project based on a chosen starting point from a choice of five on the exam paper. This must also include a practical piece of work which is produced in supervised time of five hours.

A2 - Two Units

Unit 3- Personal Investigation: Practical coursework supported with written work (maximum 3,000 words). This consists of a collection of work developed in response to an idea, concept, theme or issue including written material of a critical and analytical nature. The student has the opportunity to choose the subject matter.

Unit 4- Externally set assignment (Exam project): A project based on a chosen starting point from a choice of five on the exam paper. This must also include a practical piece of work which is produced in supervised time of fifteen hours.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in Art

GCSE English Language & Maths at Grade 5 or better plus at least 3 additional GCSE at Grade 4 or better

Future opportunities

A-Level Art is an excellent preparation for many degree courses and most Art-based careers including Foundation, Fine Art, Illustration, Architecture, Fashion, Textiles, Product Design, Teaching, Art Therapy, Animation, Games Design, Interior Design etc. in other words most man-made objects require designers!

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: 10 November 2017
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