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Art, Craft and Design AS Level at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

The Art, Craft and Design course extends the creative skills and experiences of GCSE, exploring a wide range of media, materials, artists and processes. The course encourages a personal approach to skills development and the exploration of art.

Course content

Year 12

Component 1:
Throughout the AS course you will develop work for your portfolio. You
explore various approaches, from working to a design brief to fine art practices. The course
includes drawing, painting and print making. The study of artists and illustrators enhances the development of your work.

Component 2:
‘Non exam assessment’ set by the exam board, worth 40% of the AS. You choose one question and complete preparatory work in the lead in period before your final
ten hour practical exam at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 in Art


Assessment Objective 1:
Developing ideas/using reference/sustainment
Assessment Objective 2:
Experimentation/reflection/technical expertise
Assessment Objective 3:
Recording/ research/ observations
Assessment Objective 4:
Personal response

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saffron Walden County High School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year