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A Level Art at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

The A Level in Art and Design is structured over two years. It is composed of four units. Unit 1 and 2 are studied at AS level, and units 3 and 4 at A2. In both years there is a substantial written element to the course in the form of assignments in Critical and Contextual Studies. Studying A Level Art and Design enables students to develop:
- A developed interest in, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of art, craft and design
- Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers
- Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills
- Aesthetic understanding and critical judgment
- Independence of mind through developing your own ideas, and refining your intentions and personal outcomes
- Experience of working in a broad range of media, including traditional and new media technologies
- An understanding of the inter-relationships between art, craft and design and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate

Course content

You will produce a portfolio of work will be selected from work undertaken during the course of study. This will make up 60% of the total marks for the course. This will include sketchbooks showing research, development, experimentation and refinement. You will also produce a project in response to an externally set task, which makes up 40% of the total marks. This will include 10 hours of sustained focused study to produce a final piece, which is supervised by your teachers.

Future opportunities

Art and design can lead to employment or further study in many areas including; fine art, 3D sculpture, ceramics, textiles, theatre design, photography, graphic design, architecture, fashion and many other related areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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