Art, Craft and Design A Level at Ivybridge Community College
You should enjoy working with a range of practical skills and materials, find your world visually stimulating, enjoy questioning, find experimenting, exploration of concepts and ideas attractive, and be able to put forward your own personal view of the world. In short, you should be almost obsessive about creative matters. For those who want to enter a career or further training in Art, Craft and Design fields, it is essential, and for those thinking of Architecture & Media based courses, it is highly recommended.
At AS Level students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, employing a range of media, processes and techniques.
At A2, students are required to build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the AS with greater depth of study.
You will explore a full range of materials and approaches:
- Creative problem solving and experimentation
- Drawing skills
- Painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, aspects of art history, mixed media, textiles, digital based arts, Photography
- Contextual research
In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ivybridge Community College directly.