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Art & Design at Sir William Robertson Academy

Course description

The course will introduce you to a variety of experiences and you will be encouraged to explore a range of media, techniques and processes. You will also be made aware of both traditional and new technologies.

You will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to art and design from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This will be integral to the investigating and making process. Your responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities which demonstrate your understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. You will explore drawing using a wide range of methods and media on a variety of scales. You will use sketchbooks, workbooks and journals to underpin your work where appropriate. You will be required to work from a range of themes and media to produce work that evidences the development from initial ideas to quality finished outcomes.

A2 Level allows further development of these skills, through greater emphasis on research of a personal theme and the quality of outcomes.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to get on a full AdvancedLevel programme at Sir William Robertson Sixth Form is 5GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

We would also normally expect you to have at least a grade C at GCSE, where taken, in the subject or course you wishto take at Advanced Level.

Where the GCSE has not been taken, the Core and/or a related GCSE will be used todetermine suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Robertson Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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