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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.

Further information

AQA

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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