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A2 - Art and Design at Chase Terrace Technology College

Course description

At AS and A2 students follow a course similar in structure to GCSE. They produce a coursework project (portfolio) worth 60% of their final mark and sit an externally set exam worth 40%. Both the coursework portfolio and the exam are marked using the same Assesment Objectives: AO1 - Develop ideas through artists research and appropriate responses AO2 - Experiment with and select appropriate materials AO3 - Record ideas and observations through drawing, painting, photography and video. AO4 - Present a final outcome develped from work carried out for the other three. At A2 level, the student's coursework portfolio is supported by a 1000-3000 word personal study.

Entry requirements

GSCE grade C ART or higher. BTEC Level 2 ART pass grade or higher.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chase Terrace Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year