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Art & Design AS & A Level at The Gryphon School

Course description

This course has been developed to allow students to actively experience a range of art and design processes and contexts.

You may be contemplating a career in advertising, media, film and television, publishing, architecture, graphics, museum and exhibition work, theatre design, interior design, art galleries, jewellery, fashion, photography, textiles or teaching Art and Design. This course is a good basis for Further/Higher Education leading to a wide variety of careers in the Art and Design sector and will earn UCAS points that contribute to university admission requirements.

Course content

This A Level four unit award is a two year course.
For the Art and Design: Fine Art AS Level there are two mandatory units:

  • Component 1: Portfolio
  • Component 2: Externally set assignment

For the Art and Design: Fine Art A Level there are a further two mandatory units:

  • Component 1: Personal Investigation
  • Component 2: Externally set assignment

You will take part in practical projects and skill development work. You will learn to carry out independent research from various sources whilst working on assignments, and to work to set questions. ICT will be widely used both for practical work, portfolio and written assignments.


Each unit is assessed by either an external test or an assignment, which is internally set. All units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.

Financial information

Total cost for the first year of the course is £13, which purchases three A3 spiral bound sketchbooks, together with an A1 polythene folder. It is expected that all Art students will bring a set of drawing pencils, eraser/putty rubber, pencil, sharpener and black biro to all lessons.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Gryphon School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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