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Art and Design A Level at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

Our Art and Design course provides engaging learning experiences in order to harness and hone your creativity. The emphasis in A level Art & Design is on the process of developing independent ideas and work.  You choose your own theme, artists and outcomes. You choose what you enjoy and follow your strengths much more than GCSE Art and Design.
A vast range of techniques can be studied, including: painting and drawing. sculpture, fashion, digital. ceramics, mixed media. and photography. At A Level you direct your own project and develop your own strengths. 


Course content

Year 12
Throughout Year 12 you will complete a range of workshop based tasks including drawing, painting, oil pastel, ink, clay, mixed media, digital and photography.
Your coursework should include research, supporting studies and work showing the development of your ideas, leading to a number of outcomes.
You direct your learning and outcomes and choose to complete your outcomes to suit your strengths and preferences.
Year 13
In Year 13 you will build on your strengths and successes from Year 12 to help you to develop your personal project. The personal project allows you to fully explore your creative potential through a rigorous exploration of interdisciplinary approaches to your work.
Throughout this period you will explore themes, ideas or issues that are of significance and personal to you.  You will be expected to complete approximately 3 outcomes over your A level studies.


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement is a B grade in GCSE Art and Design.



GCE A level two components
Component 1 
  • Completed over Year 12 and until February Year 13 
  • Personal Investigation (60% of qualification)
  • Internally determined, student led, internally assessed, externally moderated.
Component 2 
  • Externally Set Assignment (40% of qualification)
  • Internally assessed, externally moderated. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

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