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Art and Design A Level at Sir Thomas Wharton Community College

Course description

AS/A Level Art and Design is intended to continue naturally from GCSE. Ideally we would like students who have achieved a grade C or a BTEC qualification at a merit or above. The course is also suitable for students who may want to pursue fashion or textiles or three dimensional design. The course is intended to fit the needs of the students who take up careers for which Art & Design is relevant. It is also an ideal subject for students with interest and aptitude in the subject, but are not intending to study beyond AS or A Level.

Course content

A Level Art and Design is a two year course leading to AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) Advanced level qualification. However students can complete a one year course leading to an AS (Advanced Subsidiary) level qualification. Both qualifications have a formal examination at the end of each year.


AS Level
Unit 1 Coursework project: theme set by Art Department.
Unit 2 An externally set project with a selection of five starting points to choose from. There is four week preparation time allocated and a five hour examination.

A Level
Unit 3 Coursework project set by teacher that must contain at least 1000 words of analysis.
Unit 4 An externally set project with a selection of eight starting points, four weeks preparation time and a fifteen hour examination.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Thomas Wharton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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