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Art & Design A Level at Bishop Ramsey C of E School

Course description

Welcome to the Art and Design Department. The examination board whose syllabus we follow is Edexcel.

Our courses provide a varied and stimulating approach to the Visual Arts, involving self-assessment, personal experiences and reactions to specific project assignments. Students are encouraged to visit Art and Design Departments at our local Colleges to see final degree student exhibitions and to look further into the opportunities for higher qualifications and careers.

In recent years we have also run Life Drawing sessions, which have strengthened students' drawing skills and have helped build up portfolios, and trips to IOE Art talks.

Course content

Students undertaking this Art, Craft and Design title will be studying the two year linear course following the new EDEXCEL syllabus and will be expected to produce evidence of work chosen from at least two disciplines. They show this in sketchbooks and 2D and 3D outcomes.

Drawing skills from observation are important and will be reflected in coursework.


Entry requirements

Art GSCE Grade 4


Component 1: EDEXCEL 9AD0/01 - 60%

Personal Investigation

  • Supporting studies (Sketchbooks, designs, preparatory work)
  • Practical work (2D and 3D outcomes)
  • The Personal Study (1000-3000 word essay in Year 13)

Component 2: EDEXCEL 9AD0/02 - 40%

Externally set assignment

  • Preparatory studies
  • 15 hour period of sustained focus

Future opportunities

An A level in this subject would enable you to apply for a foundtion art course, a degree in Art and Design, Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Three-Dimensional Design, or Architecture among others.

Further information

Please contact Miss C Peres da Costa at the school or visit the Edexcel website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Ramsey C of E School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2018
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      Individual course requirements must also be met and the Sciences, Maths and PE have an induction tests . Requirements are clearly stated in the Course Guide on the school website.

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      The Extended Project Qualification will also be an option for some students.

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