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Art and Design A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College

Course description

Our Art and Design courses provide opportunities for creative young people to express their ideas in an environment which supports, encourages and stimulates.

Candidates will look at the work of established artists and be inspired to demonstrate their own individual creativity.

Course content

Year 1
Component 1: Portfolio
Component 2: Response to externally set assignment

Year 2
Component 1: Personal Investigation supported by a 3000 word written element Component 2: Response to an externally set assignment


All components are internally assessed, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

The A Level Personal Investigation component will include written work relevant to this investigation and will require primary source information from gallery visits.

Assessment is at the end of each course. During the course, students will be expected to visit art galleries or sites of artistic interest.

Future opportunities

Many students will go on to pursue a degree in Art. We have seen students go on to study Printed Textiles, Fashion Marketing, Make-up and Prosthetics for Film and TV, Fashion Illustration, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and many other courses rooted in Art

Students are usually expected to complete an Art Foundation course before embarking on their degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017
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