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Art and Design at The Long Eaton School

Course description

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

  • Art, Craft and Design – Combined Specialisms is a broad course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media.
  • Learners should be able to explore, research and acquire techniques and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of media.
  • Learners in Art, Craft and Design – Combined Specialisms are expected to produce a range of 2D and/or 3D work to evidence study of at least two specialisms in the component. The final outcome(s) may be in one or more specialisms.
  • Learners may use traditional methods and/or digital techniques to produce work.
  •  Learners should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources.
  • An important focus is on learners’ recording through use of drawing or other media.
  •  Drawing skills should be understood and developed as appropriate to the ways of recording and communicating intentions, ideas and emotions in the context of the chosen specialisms

Course content

Overview Art, Craft and Design –Combined Specialisms In Art, Craft and Design – Combined Specialisms learners must work in two or more specialisms from those listed in bold below;

Learners may work in an area or areas of study within and/or across specialisms

  • Fine Art: areas of study such as painting, printmaking or sculpture
  • Graphic Communication: areas of study such as illustration, packaging or advertising
  • Photography: areas of study such as traditional, digital or moving image
  • Textile Design: areas of study such as printed and digital textiles, fashion design or constructed textiles
  • Three ‐ Dimensional Design: areas of study such as ceramics, product design or jewellery
  • Critical and Contextual Studies: areas of study such as art theory, artistic movements or architecture

Assessment

Component 01: Externally set task

The early release paper will be issued on 1 January and will provide learners with a number of themes. Within the themes, there will be a choice of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. A2 Art and Design

Component 01: Personal investigation

Learners should produce two elements: (i) a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus, devised and provided by the learner or centre (ii) a related study: an extended response of a guided minimum of 1000 words.

Component 02: Externally set task

The early release paper will be issued on 1 February and will provide learners with a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. A response should be based on one of these options.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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