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Art AS/A Level at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

Board:

Edexcel

Outline of the Course:

Yr 12: 

Unit 1a: "Change": Looking at Still Life and Landscape.  Exploring innovative drawing techniques, colour theory, large scale mixed-media pieces, oil painting and egg tempera.

Unit 1b:  "The Figure".  A portfolio project of life drawings studies in a range of media

Unit 2:  Thematic Unit

Year 13:

Unit 3a:  Personal Study (Essay)

Unit 3b:  Personal Investigation (practical work inspired by student ideas)

Unit 4:   The Exam Unit

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Art or Textiles

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Art or Textiles

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Personal Study (Essay)

10 weeks

12%

2

Coursework and Personal Investigation

Selected from across the 2 year course

60% (including 12% for the essay)

3

Examination Unit

Personal development in sketchbook and timed test (15 hours)

40%

 

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

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: 03 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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