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Art & Design: Fine Art A Level at Highlands School

Course description

Students will work in at least two of the following areas of art, craft and design: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Three-Dimensional Design and Photography. They may explore overlapping areas and combination areas producing practical and critical/contextual work in their chosen areas.

Course content

2 units at AS Level, including:

  • Unit 1 Coursework portfolio consisting of observational drawings and material based work
  • Unit 2 Controlled test - Students select one of five starting points and are required to produce preparatory work and a finished piece or pieces.

2 units at A2, including:

  • Unit 3 Personal investigation - based on an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by a written element of no less than 1000 words and no more than 3000 words, leading to a finished piece or pieces.
  • Unit 4 Controlled test

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in GCSE Art

Future opportunities

A higher education course in fine art, graphic design, textile design, 3D design, or a career in one of these areas.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2016
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