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Art and Design A level at Woodbridge High School

Course description

Under the umbrella of Art, Craft and Design you will have the opportunity to work in a range of disciplines including Fine Art, Graphic communication, Textile design, Three-dimensional design and Photography. You will have to show evidence that you can work in at least two of these disciplines throughout your portfolio unit and can specialise, if you choose, in the externally set assignment. During the course you will learn how to analyse the work of artists, crafts people and designers, decoding the context, meaning and messages within their work as well as closely studying the materials and processes they have used. You will learn about the context in which art is made and develop a strong understanding of art specialist vocabulary and terminology. You will learn how to identify, select and use appropriate sources in response to a starting point, theme or concept. Throughout the course you will learn how to generate ideas and sustain focused investigations through the experimentation of materials, techniques and processes.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the course you will need a Grade B or higher in Art GCSE and English at grade B.

Assessment

Component 1: Personal investigation 60%
Component 2: Externally set assignment 40%

Component 1 is internally set and marked and externally moderated.
Component 2 is externally set but internally marked and then externally moderated.

Future opportunities

This course is excellent preparation for anyone interested not only for a career in Art, but also in a wide range of commercial industries such as industrial design, fashion, textiles, video/ film production, media, publishing, animation, advertising to name a few. Many students take the natural step forward and complete an Art foundation for a year before embarking upon a specialised degree course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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