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Art & Design A/S at Queensbury School

Course description

Students are encouraged to employ a wide range of graphic and painting, media techniques and approaches and to extend their repertoire of skills and approaches through experiment.

Course content

The AS Art & Design course is a diverse, challenging and exciting course for students who wish to expand their knowledge, skills and experiences with the aim of adopting a confident approach when considering progression routes in an Art and Design area.

Students will learn a wide range of skills and knowledge from art & design including:

  • mixed media
  • collage and assemblage
  • sculpture
  • land art
  • installation
  • printmaking: relief, screen processes
  • textiles and photography.

The course has a high practical content which aims towards creating effective portfolios demonstrating students ability and potential in this area. A strong emphasis on personal study encourages students to adopt a more active role in their study and regular visits to local galleries is a requirement.

Entry requirements

The subject is open to any student who wants to study a creative subject. You will normally have achieved a grade C at GCSE however, if you feel you are creative and possess a good general level of skill please discuss your suitability with a member of the Art Department. A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades C or above are required including a grade C in English to follow a full A Level programme.


Course work units

  • Controlled Assignments/Tests
  • Critical/historical/investigative studies

Future opportunities

Degree or HND courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Photography, Fashion, Surface Pattern, Animation, Games Design, Film, Interior and 3D Design.  This qualification will also support career choices in many areas including exhibition and theatre design, make-up, education, advertising, Art Galleries and Museums, media, architecture, fashion and product design.

Further information

Contact Mr Baines or one of the other A Level Art teachers for further information.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year