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Art and Design A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

The Art course demands initiative and resourcefulness. Students must be committed, motivated and be willing to work consistently throughout the course. Students need to be prepared to think for themselves, willing to take risks and try new ways of working.

Course content

In Year 12 students follow a programme of skills development that focuses on experimenting with new media and methods of working. Students are likely to produce a practical project (Coursework Portfolio) where they explore a theme in depth and develop their own personal ideas. Students will be encouraged to be expressive, imaginative and creative. They are given every opportunity to build their enthusiasm for the subject and develop their own personal approach to Art. It is likely that from February students will work on a theme set by the exam board (Externally Set Assignment) in which they will complete a project and a practical exam.

In Year 13 students have increased freedom to study areas of interest in depth. After conducting research and following consultation, students are likely to write their own project brief for the Personal Investigation unit. We anticipate that they will begin preparation for the Externally Set Assignment in February, which will culminate in a practical exam.

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirement: B at GCSE Art is recommended however C grade will be accepted.

Future opportunities

Many degree courses in Fine Art, Fashion, Textiles, Graphics, Interior Design and 3D Studies require an Art A-Level. Students wishing to pursue a career in design, advertising, architecture and media studies would also benefit from A-Level Art.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years