Art and Design at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
This course is intended for those students who wish to pursue, extend and develop their studies of Art and Design to a greater depth than that required for GCSE.
The AS course forms the first part of the full A Level course, with both courses aiming to accommodate a wide range of styles and abilities and allow students to work with a variety of media. These courses also aim to develop a knowledge and understanding of the place of Art, Craft and Design in history and contemporary society.
Self-motivation and a strong desire to learn are essential if students are to be successful. In addition to class time, students are expected to spend an additional 5 hours per week on Art coursework out of lesson time.
The course is mainly structured to allow and support individual progress, with much of the teaching being on a one to one basis. There will be, at certain times, group workshops on techniques and group discussions where everyone has individual input into each other’s project development.
5 A* - C grades at GCSE including a good pass (at A or B grade) in Art. Students with a lower grade, or those who have not taken Art GCSE, may be admitted onto the course if they can demonstrate their ability, interest and commitment to the subject through a substantial portfolio of artwork.
Although materials are supplied in College, students are expected to provide some of their own materials for independent study. The approximate cost will be £150 in Year 12 and £150 in Year 13.
AS and A Level Art and Design is a good combination with Photography, Textiles and Graphics, particularly if a student is interested in pursuing a career in Art and Design. Students who have studied Art and Design at Uplands have gone on to study Foundation Art and Design courses at Hastings and West Kent College. It is also a good route for anyone interested in Media or Filmmaking. Possible careers include Book Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Fashion Journalist and 3D Design.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.